Monday, May 2, 2011

Classic TVCU: The Offspring of Zed

THE TELEVISION CROSSOVER CROSSOVER UNIVERSE  LAUNCHED JANUARY 10, 2011 CELEBRATING FOUR YEARS 

This is our second most viewed blog post of all time.  It's extremely popular.  And in late 2016, I'm getting rid of it.  I must be mad.

I'm currently writing the Cartoon Crossover Encyclopedia, and once that is published, the Cartoon Universe concept will be incorporated into this site.  In that concept, there is no anomaly.  The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy all exist in the Cartoon Universe.  So this post will be gone, and three new posts, covering those three cartoons, will replace it.  

But do not mourn for Zed.  This summer, Television Crossover Universe:  Worlds and Mythology Volume I will be published, containing Flintstones Forever:  The Bedrock Anomaly, which combines this post with Of Fat Ones and Thin Ones, and the Three Stooges and contains new information as well.  So the Offspring of Zed and the Anomaly will be preserved as part of the Classic TVCU, existing in some divergent timeline within the Television Crossover Multiverse.

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My upcoming book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, has a few references to the Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy.  Though the book discards the Zed Anomaly theory and replaces it with divergent realities, if you like this blog post, you may be interested in the book.

My next book, the Cartoon Crossover Encyclopedia, will be out in 2016.  That book will be loaded with referenced to the Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy, including them as part of the Cartoon Universe.

I'm am updating this post to incorporate the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, but the Horror Universe is going in the Alternate Realities section.  The HCE does not use the anomaly theory presented in this post.

Further, I know there have been a lot of exciting crossover going on with these animation series, and I plan on writing them all up in the Cartoon Crossover Encyclopedia.  This is the final update of this post until that book is done, and once that book is done, this post will be completely overhauled.

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This blog is completely overhauled (again).  When I first wrote it, I considered the "Bongo Universe" to be a separate reality, but later evidence has made me believe that this is one reality....and many realities.

Tying this blog into my recent update to "Of Fat Ones and Thin Ones", I'm going to make up some stuff to explain this away.  But even if I'm using fictional theories, the crossovers themselves are real.

So, on to the explanation....

Circa 1,000,000 B.C., there was a town called Bedrock in a pocket dimension referred to by some as the Looniverse.  The Looniverse is a tulpa dimension, where the imaginations of the people in the TVCU creates the reality of the Looniverse.  The Looniverse is a reality with flexible rules of science, and things tend to be in a constant state of bizarre and ridiculous.  In Bedrock, there were two couples:  Fred and Wilma Flintstone and Barney and Betty Rubble.  Fred and Barney were ordinary blue collar workers, but were really quite extraordinary.  They had a friendship with an alien from the future called the Great Gazoo.  They were also friends with another alien creature called the Shmoo.  They lived next door to first a witch, and then a family of monsters.  And they were friends with the world's first super hero, Captain Caveman.

The Flintstones then had a daughter, Pebbles, and Barney had an affair with a time traveler named Toot Braunstein, and they had a child with super strength named Bam Bam.  This child was put up for adoption, then later adopted by Barney and Betty.

Pebbles and Bam Bam grew up, and had their own adventures.  They had a friend who was a jinx (even with a cloud over his head), and the two even time traveled to our 21st century to go to school with the kids from Mystery, Inc.  But eventually they grew up and moved to Hollyrock.  The couple married and had twins, Chip and Roxy.

Now I told you that story so I can tell you this one.

That last part is all documented in various animated television cartoons.  This next part is TVCU theory, thus it's subject to change should actual televised events arise to contradict this.

There are portals that exist where the Looniverse and TVCU overlap and connect.  This is how residents from one reality seem to be able to pass to the other with ease (though not so easy as they are, at least on the TVCU side, well hidden and kept secret, at least since Toon Town was destroyed to make way for a freeway.)

Toons age slower than TVCU humans, and they are tulpas, with cartoonish properties, not just within them, but as an essence that they project on their surroundings, transforming their immediate surroundings into a more cartoonish place.

Roxy and Chip made their way to TVCU via one of those portals, and were Toons in the TVCU.  They appeared human.  (Though we tend to think that cartoons look like cartoons, in fact, the cartoons we watch are just animated representations of events and people.  That is why some cartoons take place in the TVCU.  For example, the Clone Wars cartoon is not a separate reality from the Star Wars canon because it's a cartoon.  It's the same characters.  We are just seeing them in an animated venue.

So Roxy and Chip, looking human, but being Toons, with Toon properties, moved to the TVCU, and around 10,000 B.C., they find a village of hunters and gatherers, and they are taken in and integrate.

Chip mates with a woman, and has two children, Zed and Eema.  Roxy mates with a man and fathers the boy named Oh.

Oh and Zed grow up as cousins and good friends, though Zed is rather selfish and takes advantage of his clever but timid friend Oh.  (In fact, Oh has ideas for inventions ahead of his time, which makes sense considering his ancestors come from Bedrock.)

In the film, Year One, we see Zed and Oh take part in an adventure of biblical proportions.  Zed eats the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge, and become the chosen one.  His zeal leads to his village burning down, and he and Oh being exiled.  The people of his village are captured, and as the Chosen One, he rescues them, and takes down a tyrannical ruler, with the help of Oh's cleverness.

The film ends with Oh taking his villagers back to the forest to become their new leader and taking Zed's sister Eema as his mate.  (See my blog titled "Of Fat Ones and Thin Ones" for the rest of that story.")

And Zed took a group on a trip to Egypt.

Now back to theory.  Zed is half Toon, and he ate from the tree of knowledge, becoming the Chosen One.  And he's already a guy whose pretty selfish and full of himself.

Because of the fruit and being half Toon, he was immortal, and wherever he was, reality slightly warped to turn his surroundings rather "cartoonish".  Over time, Zed will have children, and those offspring, though their Toon genes are diluted, will display similar history.

Zed meanwhile will continue to try to create a following of worshipers, using the whole "Chosen One" thing.

And there's the set-up.

Here's what we know about the surrounding area wherever Zed or his offspring live:
  • The pockets seem to generally envelope a town's borders, but it not only affects the geography, but also the people themselves.
  • People who were in these areas where the offspring of Zed live or born in these areas tend to carry the affects of the anomaly when they leave the area, temporarily affecting the geography and people in their direct vicinity.
  • Within the area of an offspring, multiple realities exist at the same time, with the Looniverse's nature being dominant.
  • People from outside the area can visit the area (the towns exist in multiple realities), and immediately become affected when entering, returning to normal when leaving with little memory of anything unusual while they were inside.
  • People within the area do not age, but do not realize it.
  • People in the area don't think anything is unusual.
  • People inside the area might enter any reality when they leave, but most times enter the Looniverse.  
  • The anomaly caused by the effects of the offspring pull people from throughout time and space, like Luke Skywalker, Commander Sulu, Harry Potter, ect, and then returns them to the point they left with no memory.
  • Crossovers here are easy.  All characters are the original versions of the characters (that are being parodied).  Sometimes, it depends on how they are portrayed.  For example, Superman might be the version from Earth-1278 (movie version) or the TVCU (Super Friends).
  • The primary anomalous zones that we know of right now are Springfield (State Unknown), Arlen Texas, South Park Colorodo, Quahog Rhode Island, Stoolbend Virginia, Lawndale Maryland, Mission Hill (a section of Boston, MA), Highland Texas, and Langley Falls Virginia.  However, I'm sure more will be identified in the future.

TIMELINE (TELEVISION CROSSOVER UNIVERSE AND LOONIVERSE)

The greatest of them all!!!!  (Based on a poll of writers of this blog.)

This here is the main reality, the one this website is all about.  The timeline below will lay out the history of Fred and Barney in this reality where Bedrock didn't exist.  In this timeline, the Great Gazoo went back in time to 1,000,000 B.C., and altered time.  The Timelords couldn't risk his altering history, and so they locked him away.

However, this wasn't a punishment.  This was merely a safety measure.  So these dudes created  a pocket dimension.  They used the Gazoo's own thoughts and perceptions of Earth to create a universe for him.  However, the so-called Great Gazoo's perceptions of Earth, especially the prehistoric era was skewed.  He was fond of Bedrock, especially Fred and Barney, as he knew them, but he also thought of them as silly, irrational beings.  Thus, the universe that came about became a parody of the "real" universe.  People tended to be sillier and not so bright.  And the Bedrock culture seemed to spread to the entire planet.  Eventually, over time, the world would evolve, just as the "real" one did, but the Gazoo used the last of his great power to preserve Bedrock in its original form.  Fred and Barney were born and raised in this Bedrock.  Over time, as the world aged, it evolved and metamorphed.  As the imaginations of people in the "real" universe expanded, the psychic energy began to influence this "Looniverse".  And because this reality was one formed by the mind, it very much had dream like qualities when it came to logic, physics, ect.

As cinema developed in both worlds, a vast amount of creative types all came together in a place called Hollywood.  So much creativity on both sides punctured a hole (one of several that may exist) between the worlds, and an entertainment city called Toon Town was created for those who migrated between worlds for work, though the general population did not know of its existence, nor do they still today.

By the 22nd century, "real" Earth will acknowledge the existence of the Looniverse, and travel between the realities will be as easy and common as travel between planets will become.

So, now how about the timeline.  Below is the revised timeline of the immortal Zed of the TVCU and his Looniverse great grandfathers, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble.  Enjoy.


So, on to the chronology...



10,000 BC--YEAR ONE--Zed eats from the fruit of knowledge and realizes that he is the chosen one.  After a fire started by Zed destroys the village, the villagers leave and then captured to become slaves in Sodom.  Eventually, they are saved by Zed and Oh.  The village then splits.  One group goes off with Oh to rebuild the village, while the other half follows Zed to Egypt.  They also meet Cain, who, in the TVCU, appears as in the video below.  In the video, we see Cain being marked.  And yes, those other two are Oh and Zed.




480 B.C.--G.I. JOE # 49--"Serpentor"--Xerxes I gives a speech that later is recalled by Serpentor, who has Xerxes' DNA.  Xerxes has also appeared in XENA, WARRIOR PRINCESS and SOUTH PARK.

495--Zed creates a cult to worship him as the Chosen One.  This cult would refer to Zed as the Great Pumpkin and would consider him a god.  The cult would also utilize the Necronomicon and Zed himself turns to the Old Ones to augment his power.  

1167 to 1227--G.I. JOE # 49 & 73--"Serpentor/Divided We Fall"--Life of Genghis Khan, whose DNA will be used to create Serpentor.  Genghis Khan also appeared in HERCULES AGAINST THE BARBARIANS, STAR TREK, SATURDAY THE 14TH STRIKES BACK, BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, THE SIMPSONS, and MARSHALL LAW.

1670--FAMILY GUY--"Peter's Progress"--The cast of HOW I MET YOUR FATHER somehow are thrown back in time and alter the name of their show to HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, touring kingdoms performing for kings, until killed for displeasing the King of England.  "I didn't vote for him" is a reference to the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

1832--A faction of the Stone Cutters would break off and become the Skull and Bones.  



1850s--Zed travels to the southern United States, where an affair with a slave produces a child, named Virgil. Virgil will later marry Mabel Simpson and take his name.  They in turn will have a child named Abraham Simpson.  Abraham will be the grandfather of Orville Simpson. Orville will father many children, including Abraham Simpson, who will be the father of Homer Simpson of Springfield, who will himself have three children:  Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.  These children will be destined to either rule the world, or destroy it, as part of the line of the chosen one.

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Early 1900s--When travelling from Canada to the Southwestern United States for work, Zed stops in Colorado.  There, Zed plants his seed in a woman named McKormick, who has two sons, one of which she would keep, and the younger she would put up for adoption due to poverty.  The older son would himself have a son named Stuart, who would then have three children:  Keven, Kenny, and Karen.  The younger son would be adopted by the Tenormans.  He himself would have a son named Jack, who would then have two children:  Scott and Eric Cartman (the latter being illegitimate.)  Two of this line would fulfill the destiny as the line of the chosen one, in which they would either save the world, or destroy it.



Early 1900s--Montgomery Burns joins both the Skull and Bones and the Stone Cutters.

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1920s--Zed takes a trip to Ireland, where he impregnates a bar waitress whose last name is McFinnigan.  Their child is Mickey McFinnigan, who himself would later be the illegitimate father of Peter Girffin.  Peter himself has three children:  Meg, Chris, and Stewie, who are part of the destiny of the lineage of the chosen one, and will one day save the world, or destroy it.

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1920s--After this, Zed then returns to the United States, and meets a woman whose last name is Brown.  This woman would have two twin sons.  One would become a barber and have two children names Charles and Sally.  The other would marry a black woman, and they would have a child named Levar, who would then have a son named Cleveland and a grandson named Cleveland Junior.

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1920s--And then.... Zed (quite the lady's man with that child like quality) met another lady whose last name was Smith, and they had a son named Jack who would be the father of CIA operative Stan Smith.  Stan himself has three two children, Hayley and Steve.

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1934--SIMPSONS--"Marge in Chains"--According to Grampa Simpson, Admiral Byrd discovers the Pole this year...just hours before the Three Stooges do.  Considering the Stooges had just been at a party at the portal to the Looniverse, I'm sure this happened in the Looniverse.  Springfield exists in a state in which it coexists in both realities, so I'm sure this is the cause of Grampa's memory, besides that fact that he's old.


1947--The Central Intelligence Agency is founded.  It's earliest members are recruited from the Stone Cutters and Skull and Bones.

December 1979--A FAMILY CIRCUS CHRISTMAS--Family Circus is in the Anomaly, as seen in FAMILY GUY.  Santa makes an appearance in this special.

July 1985--Ollu's cult gathers during a time when the barriers between realities is weakened in an attempt to combine the Looniverse with the TVCU.  They fail, but the result is that the towns in which are already affected by the offspring of Zed become increasingly erratic and bizarre.



July 1985--CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS/KINGDOM HEARTS--This entry is too complicated to discuss here.  See the upcoming blog by James Bojaciuk which will go into great detail on this multiversal crossover event.  

Late July 1985--KINGDOM HEARTS/KILALA PRINCESS--LOONIVERSE--Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas and Mulan participate in the Crisis!!!  James Bojaciuk comments:  Yup. We have shadow demons and red skies.   Kingdom Hearts is a pain. Sora, Donald, and Goofy visit just about every universe in the TVCMU. The Looniverse is visited most, but they make sure to visit Tarzan (TVCU), Wonderland, Halloweentown (which, per Gordon's Rakin-Bass blog, is not part of the Looniverse), the Final Fantasy world, NeverLand, 100 Acre Woods, Port Royal (TVCU--during a series of events that take place shortly after the first Pirates of the Caribbean film), TRON (the world of a video game inside the TVCU, though is can be accessed from other universes), and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TVCU, again). And this makes the blog crazier because all of these entires fall at random points on both the objective and subjective timeline. The [Crisis] blog will only follow the subjecive timeline that follows events in the order Yog Sothoth experienced them--it's the only way that the nonlinear events even begin to correctly fall on a linear timeline.  It's worth noting that the Tarzan they met might be the Looniverse Tarzan. That one could go either way, though I generally ignore the weirder portions of that and just assume its a hugely fictionalized meeting with the real Tarzan.

October 1985--G.I. JOE--"Twenty Questions"--The first appearance of the character Hector Ramirez, a TV journalist lacking in integrity.  Ramirez also appears in THE TRANSFORMERS, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, INHUMANOIDS, and TRANSFORMERS 2010, as well as the Devil's Due G.I. Joe comic, where he is killed by Cobra in # 40 for bringing sensitive information to Joe Colton.  It should be noted that Ramirez is meant to be Geraldo Rivera, and I agree, which of course means that Geraldo was killed in the TVCU in 2005!!!  I don't buy it though, and think he must have survived.  Geraldo has also appeared as the fictional TVCU Geraldo in SAIL TO THE CENTURY, ALL ABOUT STEVE, THE MIRACLE OF SPANISH HARLEM, THIRTYSOMETHING, HARD TO KILL, EMPTY NEST, NURSES, THE CRITIC, GRUMPIER OLD MEN, MEET WALLY SPARKS, CONTACT, COP LAND, MEN BEHAVING BADLY, NASH BRIDGES, PRIMARY COLORS, SEINFELD, HEARTLAND, THE SOPRANOS, and MY NAME IS EARL.

October 31, 1985 to December 1986--ELVIRA'S HOUSE OF MYSTERY--Following some sort of cosmic Crisis, a house becomes available and Elvira moves in, unaware that this house is a portal to THE DREAMING and that the former occupant was CAIN, a being created by Morpheus THE SANDMAN using some dream essence of the immortal KANE thousands of years ago.  Note that Elvira has appeared in other comics by other publishers as well.




1987 to 1990--THE TRACEY ULLMAN SHOW--This show was a sketch comedy show, the bulk of which occurs in Skitlandia.  but it also featured animated segments featuring the Simpsons, and those segments fit within the canon of the show that later spun off from this series.

1989 to Present--SIMPSONS--The story of Homer and Marge Simpson, and their kids Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, all of whom don't age, like the rest of their town.  The Simpsons have also appeared in comics published by Bongo Comics.  They also appear in lots of canon video games.  Incidentally, (and I'm putting this here because I don't recall the specific episode that mentions it), Moe is one of the original Little Rascals, as was Leonard from COMMUNITY.

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1989--NEW ADAM 12--"Pilot"--From Matt Hickman:  I was watching the first episode Of the new Adam 12 form 1989 there's a sniper running around L. A. Shooting at cops one of the Cops he hurts is named Joe Swanson http://www.hulu.com/watch/14049#i0,p0,d0


April 1990--THE EARTH DAY SPECIAL--This is crossover gold, and most people don't remember it.  Appearances by the muppets, MURPHY BROWN, BUGS BUNNY (from the Looniverse), PORKY PIG (from the Looniverse), TWEETY (from the Looniverse), Will Smith (THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIRE), DOOGIE HOWSER M.D., Kid 'n' Play (HOUSE PARTY), Dr. Emmett Brown (BACK TO THE FUTURE), MOTHER NATURE, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Weekend Update anchor Dennis Miller, Elon Spengler (brother of Egon Spengler of the GHOSTBUSTERS), Nathan Thurm (SCTV/SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), the people of CHEERS, the Huxtables (COSBY SHOW), THE GOLDEN GIRLS, E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL, the cast of THE DATING GAME, the cast of JEOPARDY, Doctor Steven Kiley (MARCUS WELBY, M.D.) and the Bundys (MARRIED WITH CHILDREN).  All these characters, plus other celebrities, appearing as themselves or one time characters are all part of the same story, thus sharing the same reality.  Basically, the Earth is doomed, unless we can save the environment.  This is a global crisis, and just like a DC Comics Crisis event, all these different characters are affected by the same crisis.  Loved it then, and I found it on youtube.  

1990--DO THE BARTMAN--Music video featuring the Simpsons.

1990--THE ICE CAPADES 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL--A Simpsons story on ice.

1991--COMIC RELIEVE IV--The Simpsons appear.

1991--LET ME EAT CAKE--Big Bird has a party for his sixth birthday.  Yes, this takes place in 1991, and the show started in 1969.  Apparently he turns six in relation to the lifespan of his species of large talking birds.  (This explains his lack of maturity.  It's like saying a dog is 7, but in dog years, only in the case of Big Bird, he has a much longer life span.)  This show occurs in the TVCU, and the Simpsons attend the festivities.

April 1992--SIMPSONS--"The Otto Show"--Bart and Milhouse attend a SPINAL TAP concert.

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1992 to Present--BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD--Two idiots, products of the MTV generation, just get in lots of trouble, all the time.

September 1992--NEW WARRIORS # 27--Speedball finds trouble with the local authorities of Springfield.

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1993--DANGEROUS:  THE SHORT FILMS--The Simpsons work with Michael Jackson....the real one, not the mental patient who thinks he's Michael Jackson.

January 1994--THE SIMPSONS--"Homer the Vigilante"--the Phantom strikes in Springfield.

February 1994--THE SIMPSONS--"Lisa Vs. Malibu Stacy"--In SIMPSONS episode "Lisa Vs. Malibu Stacy", the real Malibu Stacy, whom the doll is based off of, has previously dated both Joe Colton (G.I. Joe) and Steve Austin (THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN).  

February 1994--THE SIMPSONS--"Deep Space Homer"--JOHNNY QUEST's companion Race Bannon is now an astronaut.   

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1994 to 1995--THE CRITIC--The life of film critic Jay Sherman.  Gordon Long adds: "Looking at the Bongoverse blog again, I realized Jay Sherman could be related to Charlie Brown. No, seriously, the picture you have of him from The Critic--1994-1995 entry date--he has a sweater similar to Charlie Brown's classic yellow one with black zigzags...Jay's is a pale green and has diamonds, but it is highly reminiscent and probably appropriate for the 90s. Also---he is just as hair-challenged as Charlie Brown and his personality seems a bit similar from what little I know about Jay Sherman."

1994 to 1997--DUCKMAN--This is the only talking animal show, but we know that there are talking animals on the other shows.  Duckman is brought in from the picture he keeps in his office of DR. KATZ when he takes a temporary job as a high school teacher.  There is also a Duckman video game in canon.  Also, the characters from the television version of Weird Science appear on Duckman, thus brining that show in.  It does not bring in the movie, which has a different version of the events and characters that exist in the TVCU.  Homer Simpson has also appeared on Duckman, further cementing his place in the TVCU.

1994 to 1996--BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD (MARVEL COMICS)--This does not take place in the Marvel Universe, and in fact, each issue has segments where the two comment on an issue of a Marvel comic from that month, just as they make fun of music videos on the show.

1994 to 1996--THE HEAD--The story of a man whose brain (and head) become mutated and extremely large.  BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD appear to be working in the government lab where the Head is being held prisoner.

October 1994--SIMPSONS--"Sideshow Bob Roberts"--Homer makes his way to Riverdale, where he isn't too welcome.  This links the SIMPSONS to ARCHIE.  Interestingly, Riverdale is not part of the "Zed Anomaly", but is in a different type of timelock due to a magic spell gone wrong.

December 1994--SIMPSONS--"Fear of Flying"--Homer goes looking for a new bar to hang out.  He ends up at CHEERS.  Now there is a curious thing about this.  Homer only drove for a few hours at most.  Springfield's place in the U.S. had always been a mystery.  It was in quick driving distance of Boston and Las Vegas.  And in THE SIMPSONS MOVIE, we see that that the state they reside in is bordered by four other U.S. states that are impossible geographically to all border the same state.  My theory is that Springfield moves.  It really exists kind of outside of the space/time continuum, as does the other major towns of the Zed Anomaly like South Park and Quohog, though those two are at least fixed.  They just all attract all sorts of weirdness...mores o than the rest of their reality.  So, I was talking about Cheers.  Yes, Homer winds up at Cheers in Boston.  This is the Cheers of the TVCU.  



January 1995--SIMPSONS--"Homer the Great"--Homer Simpson learns that every male in Springfield, including his father, belongs to a secret society called the Stone Cutters and is admitted himself.

March 1995--SIMPSONS--"A Star is Burns"--Springfield hosts a film festival in which they recruit film CRITIC Jay Sherman to judge.



April 1995--SIMPSONS--"Round Springfield"--Lisa is visited by the ghosts of Bleeding Gums Murphy, Mufasa (from THE LION KING, and apparently KIMBA THE LION, as he refers to his son Simba as Kimba, and then corrects himself), Darth Vader (STAR WARS), and James Earl Jones.

1995 to 2002--DR. KATZ, PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST--Dr. Katz is a therapist to the stars, and stars say the funniest things.

November 1995--SIMPSONS--"Mother Simpson"--Joe Friday, Jr. and Bill Gannon (of DRAGNET) are hunting for Homer's mother.

November 1995--SIMPSONS--" Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming"--The Fourth Doctor appears as a member of the Esteemed Representatives of Television.

July 1996--INDEPENDENCE DAY--Yes, really.  In this film, Marty Gilbert says that his shrink is DR. KATZ.  In the TVCU alien invasions happen all the time, then people rebuild and forget.  It's just the nature of the reality.  However, never on the scale of this film.  So we must place this in a divergent timeline to the main TVCU timeline.

1996--BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA--The two wander outside the city, and make it to D.C.  They even encounter Chelsea Clinton.  They also encounter two wandering homeless strangers...a fat one and a thin one, who it is implied may be their fathers.

August 1996--WEIRD SCIENCE--"Strangers in Paradise"--Gary and Wyatt have to face their nemesis, Adam West.  West will later become mayor of Quohog, RI.

1996 to 2002--DARIA--Daria moves away from Beavis and Butthead, but finds that people annoy her anywhere she goes.


November 1996--SESAME STREET--The Simpsons visit Sesame Street of the TVCU.

November 1996--SIMPSONS--"You Only Move Twice"--Homer takes a job with Globex Corporation, owned by Hank Scorpio. Homer is completely oblivious that his new boss is a super villain with aspirations of global domination, even when the company is invaded by JAMES BOND and the military.    Matt Hickman adds:  according to the Simpsons hit and run Game Scorpio didn't control the east coast for long and according to one Simpsons comic he ends up in Turkish prison for trading ray guns he and homer eventually escape

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December 1996--SIMPSONS--"Hurricane Neddy"--Jay Sherman, THE CRITIC, is seen locked up in a mental ward.

January 1997--SIMPSONS--"The Springfield Files"--FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully of the X-FILES division come to Springfield to investigate an alien sighting.  The X-FILES firmly exists in the TVCU.  Also appearing in this episode, in a police line-up, are ALF, Chewbacca (STAR WARS), Gort (DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL), and Marvin the Martian (BUGS BUNNY).



February 1997--SIMPSONS--"Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious"--The Simpsons get a new nanny, MARY POPPINS, though, for legal reasons, as explained in the show, she is called Shary Bobbins.

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March 1997 to January 2000--DR. KATZ:  THE COMIC STRIP--is just that.

April 1997--DUCKMAN:  PRIVATE DICK/FAMILY MAN--"Duckman and Cornfed in 'Haunted Society Plumbers'"--Homer Simpsons appears.

1997 to 2010--KING OF THE HILL--This is the story of the Hill family, in Arlen Texas.  Hank is the conservative, and sanest member of the bunch.  Note that of all the cartoons related to the Zed offspring, this one is the closest to being normal.  It has more of a live-action sitcom feel.  The only thing that it really shares with the other cartoons here is that the people of Arlen don't age, and don't seem to realize it.

1997 to Present--SOUTH PARK--The story of four very smart boys who live in a town of moronic adults and very weird going-ons.  There are also South Park games that are considered by me to be part of the canon.

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November 1997--SIMPSONS--"Bart Star"--Hank Hill finds himself questioning why he and his family drove 3000 miles from Arlen, Texas to Springfield to watch a Pee Wee Football game.  This silly little cameo brings KING OF THE HILL into a relationship with the Zed Offspring, and into the TVCU.  Note that other than 24, King of the Hill is one of the most normal shows in the bunch.  Only the apparent lack of aging affects the folks of Arlen.  Otherwise is very much like a standard sitcom.


November 1997--MR. SHOW--"Bush is a Pussy"--Most of this show is in Skitlandia, but one animated segment is in the TVCU, in which DR. KATZ treats Kedzie Matthews.

November 21, 1997--MILLENNIUM--"Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense"--Frank Black meets author Jose Chung.  Playpen magazine appears in this story.  Playpen magazine has appeared in X-FILES, MILLENNIUM, SPECIAL OPS FORCE, THE PRETENDER, THAT GIRL, GROSSE POINTE, RENEGADE, PACIFIC BLUE, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, THAT 70S SHOW, CSI, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, LOST, SUPRNATURAL, IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, and KYLE XY.  Thus all of these shows are connected and are all in the TVCU.  Playpen magazine has also appeared in FAMILY GUY, but that show takes place in the Bongo Universe.  The nature of that show is too different to fit in the TVCU.



December 1997--SOUTH PARK--"Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"--Santa appears.

February 1998--SOUTH PARK--"Damien"--Damien Thorn is the new kid at South Park Elementary.  He is the main character of the OMEN films.  This brings Omen into the TVCU, but in the TVCU, he is now an adult, having been born in 1971.  Since this version is 8, he must have been pulled from 1979, something common with the Anomaly.

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February 1998--SIMPSONS--"The Joy of Sect"--In SIMPSONS episode "The Joy of Sect", the Movementarians have Marge Simpson trapped in the Village. 

May 1998--SIMPSONS--"Lost Our Lisa"--When Homer believes he is about to be killed, he prays for SUPERMAN to save him.  He survives, though there is no intervention from the man of steel.

May 1998--SOUTH PARK--"Ike's Wee Wee"--When Mr. Mackey relapses, the school hires the A-TEAM to capture him and bring him to rehab.

June 1998--SOUTH PARK--"Summer Sucks"--Mr. Garrison visits DR. KATZ, PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST.

1998--COMIC RELIEF VIII--The Hills appear.

August 1998--SIMPSONS--"Lard of the Dance"--Groundskeeper Willie knows the Clan MacLeod from Scotland.

1999 to Present--FAMILY GUY--The story of the Griffins.  Peter is literally retarded.  Lois is his hot and slightly saner wife.  Their kids are teenagers Chris and Meg and baby Stewie, who is a super genius.  The final family member is their intelligent talking dog Brian.  Note that in the 12 years the show has been on, the characters have not aged.  The magazine Playpen is often seen on the show.  Playpen Magazine also also appears in THE X-FILES, MILLENNIUM, SPECIAL OPS FORCE, THE PRETENDER, THAT GIRL, GROSSE POINT, RENEGADE, PACIFIC BLUE, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, THAT 70S SHOW, CSI:  CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, LOST, SUPERNATURAL, IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, and KYLE XY.  Those shows all occur in the TVCU.  There are also Family Guy video games that are canon.  Also on FAMILY GUY is a video store called Lackluster Video.  Lackluster also links to other shows that I can place inside the TVCU  They are DARIA, MISSION HILL, and THE SIMPSONS.  Of course, DARIA then brings in BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD, which brings in THE HEAD.

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January 1999--FAMILY GUY--"Death has a Shadow"--An announcer refers to the Von Trapp Family Singers, seen in The Sound of Music.  Peter hires a jester with his welfare money. The jester is Jerry Seinfeld, accompanied by a parody of the theme song from his hit sitcom Seinfeld. He is best known for his observational humor, which is parodied in this episode.  The Kool-Aid Man appears and says his catchphrase "Oh, Yeah!"  The cutaway of Peter losing a music contest to the Von Trapp family was cut before he could say, "That is bull." and getting drowned out by audience applause, the word "bullshit" was actually spoken, however it was drowned by the audience to get a lower parental rating, also to prevent the scene being cut by FOX.

1999--SOUTH PARK:  BIGGER, LONGER, & UNCUT--Satan and Saddam Hussein plot to take over the world while America goes to war with Canada.

April 1999--FAMILY GUY--"I Never Met the Dead Man"--When Brian reminds Peter of the time he tried to quit candy, the show cuts to a parody of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Peter takes the place of Violet Beauregarde.  Wile E. Coyote appears riding in a car with Peter & they run over Road Runner in the middle of the desert.  Sunny, the mascot for Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, dumps two scoops of giant raisins over the town.  CHiPs is also parodied. In it, Ponch pulls over a blonde-haired driver and flirts with her, as two gangs involved in a drive by shooting pass behind him, as well as a semi which is clearly labeled "Pure Uncut Cocaine".  During the Scooby Doo cutaway, the gang's van is titled "The Murder Machine" instead of "The Mystery Machine."

April 1999--FAMILY GUY--"Chitty Chitty Death Bang"--When Peter talks to Meg about not fitting in, he has a flashback to the West Side Story’s unique way of gang fighting, complete with finger-snapping.  Brian chases the chuck wagon from the commercials for Purina Chuck Wagon dog food.  The Three Little Pigs hit Peter with a swinging can of paint, a reference to Home Alone.   In the story Peter is telling Lois about how horrible Cheesie Charlie's is he turns unto the Hulk; a green superstrong hero/villain.  Stewie freezes an airport worker in carbonite from Star Wars.

April 1999--FAMILY GUY--"Mind Over Murder"--The opening scene of a man eating “Mintos” before shooting another man at the theater parodies the candy, Mentos (its commercial, jingle, and the candy itself), and the assassination of American President Abraham Lincoln.  Stewie’s time travel device uses a flux capacitor, just like that of the De Lorean in Back to the Future.  Jason Kossmann adds: "In one episode of Family Guy, Peter claimed to have been to Narnia, although the show's random flashback gags are usually implied to made up on the spot."  James Bojaciuk adds: "Family Guy would mean that there's a tulpa-based portion of the Looniverse that is vaguely similar to Narnia."

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May 1999--SIMPSONS--"Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo"--The Simpsons visit Tokyo.  On their way home, their plane gets caught in the middle of a fight between GODZILLA, MOTHRA, and RODAN.

May 1999--FAMILY GUY--"A Hero Sits Next Door"--When Peter mentions copyright infringement, he morphs into Mickey Mouse and starts speaking in the same manner, complete with Mickey’s trademark laughter.  In a cut away, Peter plays strip poker with the Superfriends.  Joe is paralyzed after a fight with The Grinch, who was attempting to steal Christmas presents from an orphanage.

May 1999--FAMILY GUY--"The Son Also Draws"--At the end of the episode, Lois, Stewie, Meg, and Peter parody NBC's The More You Know.  This episode also provides a back story for the religion that Peter later creates that worships the Fonz in "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz."  The leader of Chris’ scout group strongly resembles Butt-Head from the Beavis and Butt-Head cartoon series; this is reinforced by Chris’ drawing of the leader’s face in place of someone else’s exposed ass.  One of the racers at the soap box derby is Speed Racer and the Mach 5.

May 1999--FAMILY GUY--"Brian: Portrait of a Dog"--When Brian is kicked out of the Sicilian restaurant, he comes across the dogs from the Lady and the Tramp, in a parody of the famous spaghetti scene.  Peter writes MacGyver asking him to save his dog; he sends him a drinking straw, a rubber band and a paper clip, referencing the character's ability to concoct ingenious uses for mundane household items.  Lois flattens the Pillsbury Doughboy with a rolling pin.  Peter misspells MacGyver's name on the envelope although this may have been done for copyright reasons

August 1999--DARIA--"The Lawndale File"--Agents Mulder and Scully of THE X-Files come to Lawndale to investigate some strange goings-on.

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1999 to 2002--MISSION HILL--The story of unemployed people.

September 1999--FAMILY GUY--"Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater"--The creepy twins Stewie meets are a reference to the movie version of Stephen King's "The Shining."  The 1970s Joe Greene Coca-Cola commercial is parodied when Peter regrets dropping Greene's uniform, which he would've sold for a lot of money.  Stewie uses a hidden pistol- like weapon inside of Rupert. The two twins from The Shining were obliterated by a Chinese Type 69 RPG.

September 1999--FAMILY GUY--"Holy Crap"--After Brian mentions the Old Testament story in which "God told Abraham to kill Isaac," a cutaway shows President Abraham Lincoln shooting bartender Isaac from The Love Boat.  Peter drives the Pope past the chain gang from the movie Cool Hand Luke.  Mirroring the end of The Wizard of Oz, Peter gives encouraging talks to the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, but instead of the Cowardly Lion, he compliments out-of-the-spotlight actress Kristy McNichol.  Patrick Warburton, who voices Joe Swanson on the show, appears in this episode, voicing Superman whom he also voiced on a commercial for American Express with Jerry Seinfeld.  When imagining himself in Hell, Peter meets Adolf HitlerAl CaponeJohn Wilkes Booth, and Superman, who killed a hooker for making a joke about his premature ejaculation being "faster than a speeding bullet."

November 1999--SIMPSONS--"E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)"--In the next Simpsons episode, they are watching a film called "The Poke of Zorro", in which Zorro travels to France to rescue King Arthur who had been kidnapped by the Man in the Iron Mask. He must battle the Three Musketeers and also takes on the Scarlet Pimpernel who had been sleeping with Zorro's lover. Definitely not canon anywhere, but very fun little clip.

November 1999--SIMPSONS--"Hello Gudder, Hello Fadder"--The local Mom and Pop's store is a subsidiary of Global Dynamics.

December 1999--FAMILY GUY--"Da Boom"--Peter watches a special about Twinkee the Kid, where his family talk about his flamboyantly gay personality as a kid. This may be a reference to a popular slang word for gay men, twink, itself an abbreviation of the gay slang term twinkie, originally for very young, blond, pretty men.  Randy Newman was parodied as a senile man at a piano singing about everything he sees. Newman was voiced by Will Sasso, who was reprising the character from a recurring MADtv sketch.  There is a cutaway of Peter feeding Tom Selleck on Magnum, P.I..

December 1999--SOUTH PARK--"Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics"--Santa appears.

February 2000--THE SIMPSONS--"Missionary:  Impossible"--At a PBS pledge drive, Bender is one of the ones answering phones.  At this point, several Benders have come back in time to both steal priceless art and to kill Fry, under the control of some really evil spammer aliens.  In fact, all 21st century Bender appearances can be chalked up to this.

March 2000--FAMILY GUY--"Brian in Love"--The intro in which Stewie kills Mr. Rogers was removed from the original airing. It was restored for the Cartoon Network viewings.

March 2000--FAMILY GUY--"Love Thy Trophy"--Brian hits Rod Serling on the back of a head with a shovel.

March 2000--FAMILY GUY--"Death is a Bitch"--When Death decides to stay with the Griffins, Peter objects saying, "How are we supposed to explain you to Mr. Roper?" referencing the original landlord, played by Norman Fell, from the sitcom Three's Company.  A scene cutaway shows Jack from Titanic not being able to die.  This episode is similar to part 1 of the Simpson's Treehouse of Horror XIV, which aired in 2003, 3 years after this episode - when Homer accidentally kills Death, he has to take up the role.   I take the belief that in the TVCU, there are multiple angels of death, vengeance, ect. The Grim Reaper is one of them. (The Grim Reaper has counterparts in the Looniverse in Billy and Mandy and in the Quohog as seen often on Family Guy.)

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March 2000--FAMILY GUY--"The King is Dead"--Peter's A.N.N.A. suit would be seen again in Family Guy Video Game!.  In this episode, after Peter farts on stage, many recurring and one-time characters on the show are seen in the audience such as Cleveland Brown, Jr.PabloLi, their Indian brother, Guillermo, Chris's Scoutmaster, the readheaded waitress at Flappy Jack's House of Pancakes who convinced Flappy to give Meg the job, and Randall Fargus, who would not make his official debut until "Running Mates".

March 2000--FAMILY GUY--"I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar"--The monsters shown on the island in the timeshare are from the book Where the Wild Things Are.  During the catfight between Lois and Gloria, a baker came out of the kitchen carrying ten banana cream pies and singing, "Ten banana cream pies!" He was then knocked down by Lois and Gloria’s fighting. This is a reference to the old "falling baker" films from Sesame Street that aired in the 1970s and 1980s.  The cutaway gag where Peter is in the net surrounded by apes parodies a scene from Planet of the Apes.

April 2000--FAMILY GUY--"If I'm Dyin, I'm Lyin'"--At one point, Peter apologizes to Chris, stating that "This isn't the first time my appetite's gotten me in trouble." The scene cuts to a parody of the film The Diary of Anne Frank during the Nazi infiltration of the house in which the Frank family was hiding. The clip suggests the reason the Franks were discovered was because Peter was hiding with them, eating potato chips obnoxiously loud.

April 2000--FAMILY GUY--"Running Mates"--Mr. Fargus is a take-off on Mr. Vargas from the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Peter gives Chris some pornographic magazines which he can 'peek' at instead of girls in real life. The magazines are called 'Playpen' which is a reference to both Playboy and Penthouse magazines.

June 2000--FAMILY GUY--"Let's Go to the Hop"--When Peter goes to detention, he exclaims, “Holy crap! It’s the Breakfast Club!” However, instead of the gang from the 1985 teen film, he sees several breakfast cereal mascots including Toucan Sam,Tony the Tiger, the Trix RabbitLucky the Leprechaun, and Cap’n Crunch. Tony The Tiger’s line about how his dad gave him cigarettes for Christmas is similar to Bender’s line in the Breakfast Club film about how his father gave him cigarettes, except “a banner fuckin’ year” was changed to “a banner freakin’ year” and the “They’re grrr-eat!” line was added.  Peter encounters Spider-Man. When he is sneaking out of his room he falls and is caught in a web hammock.

June 2000--FAMILY GUY--"Dammit Janet!--In opening montage Stewie has a fantasy of an old-fashioned train thriller movie. This may be an homage to the 1960s show The Wild Wild West, as Stewie later says that one of his many names was “Artemis,” which was the name of one of the central characters in the show.  When Lois asks Peter and Chris “What will the neighbors think?” we see a woman yell “Abner! Abner! The Griffin boy just killed a plastic reindeer!” The neighbors are Mr. and Mrs. Kravitz from the old TV show Bewitched where Mrs. Kravitz would always see witchcraft being used and try to convince her husband, Abner, that she really did see what she says she saw.  Peter talks about how he got in trouble as a kid, and we cut to a scene of the classic Dr. Seuss character, The Cat in the Hat, offering to clean up the house. Peter says “No, no, just go. It’ll be funny!” In the original book, the cat wrecked the house, then cleaned it up in a matter of seconds before the children’s parents got home.  After getting free air travel, Peter dumps Tinker Bell from Peter Pan.

June 2000--FAMILY GUY--"There's Something About Paulie"--A flashback shows Peter as one of the “cavity creeps” from Crest toothpaste’s 1980s television commercials.  As Peter explains to a complaining Lois the interesting characters one meets in taxis, the TV show Taxi is referenced and parodied. The show's characters Alex Rieger, Tony Banta, Louie DePalma and Elaine Nardo are referenced. While 'the foreign guy who works in the garage' that Peter was referring to was actually the character Latka Gravas played by Andy Kaufman, he is replaced by Jackie Chan.

June 2000--FAMILY GUY--"He's Too Sexy for his Fat"--The clip of the boy who has to shoot his dog is a reference to the book Old Yeller by Fred Gipson.  Chris’ “great-great-great-uncle” Jabba the Griffin is a parody of Jabba the Hutt. The reference showed Jabba holding on to Leia's chain when she was a slave, while talking to her in Huttese, though ends the sentence saying “Wookie niple pinchy” in reference to Jabba's semi-English speech patterns.

July 1 to 22, 2000--FAMILY GUY--"A Picture's Worth a Thousand Bucks"--Peter and Meg walk through New York to music from The Flintstones. The background changes into Bedrock until they back out of it. The background change could also be a reference to the Warner Bros.' cartoon Duck Amuck, where Daffy Duck is seen wandering from one scenery to another, due to the fact that Bugs is the artist drawing Daffy into different scenes, in particular a sequence in which he is skiing in a snowfield and suddenly wanders into a different, Hawaiian-themed scene.  In a cutaway, Walt Disney is seen drawing a picture of Minnie Mouse, ordering her to strip, much to her distress.  Meg is able to annoy pigeons and Big Bird from Sesame Street with her bird calls.

July 2000--FAMILY GUY--"E. Peterbus Unum"--When Joe, Cleveland, and Quagmire discuss tax refunds, Charlie Brown in a ghost costume claims he only “got a rock.” This parodies a scene from the Peanuts Halloween television special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in which the characters trick-or-treat and Charlie Brown consistently receives rocks.  Anti-litter mascot Woodsy Owl appears during the song in reaction to Peter’s littering.  The political roundtable talk show in which the guests are separated by four squares ends with Alice from The Brady Bunch appearing in the center square as she did in the show’s theme song.

July 2000--FAMILY GUY--"The Story on Page One"--There is a scene where Peter in a flashback is a Ghostbuster and interrupts the famous potter wheel scene in the film Ghost and sucks up Patrick Swayze.

July 2000--FAMILY GUY--"Wasted Talent"--Roughly the first half of the episode is a homage to the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  At the end of The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme that Peter plays, Mary Richards is seen in the audience, whereupon she throws her hat in the air as she did in the opening credits of that show. She and the hat freeze as they do in the credits of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but in typical Family Guy bending of the rules, the audience around her keeps moving at normal speed.  In a scene, Cap’n Crunch is speaking to the don from “There's Something About Paulie” who himself resembles Vito Corleone, requesting a hit on Count Chocula in retaliation for claims made by Count Chocula stating that Cap’n Crunch cuts the roof of peoples’ mouths. This relates to the claim that the cereal actually did cut your mouth, although this notion was dismissed in the early 1990s.  In the first scene in the concert hall, a conversation takes place between a father, a mother and a son, where the father makes a reference to buying bad crack from a friend of the son, the father bears a striking resemblance to and it may be a reference of the “I learned it by watching you” commercial which was part of the US anti-narcotics campaign by Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA). The commercial referenced first aired in the 1980s.  The Great Gazoo from The Flintstones appears.

2000--THE CRITIC--New episodes or webisodes.

2000--2000 MTV MOVIE AWARDS--The kids from South Park appear.

August 2000--FAMILY GUY--"Fore Father"--When Peter suggests the world may have been created just for him, a cutaway shows Christof, who controlled the artificial world of the 1998 film The Truman Show paroding the plot of the film.  When Peter prompts Joe to be Chris’s father and then Cleveland, a deer walks in to offer fatherhood. This is a reference to the film Bambi.  This is the last episode where Cleveland Jr. has any speaking lines. He would later appear redesigned, overweight, and 14 years old with all hyperactivity gone in "The Cleveland Show".

December 2000--SIMPSONS--"The Computer Wore Menace Shoes"--Later, in the episode "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes", Homer Simpson is sent to the Island after learning of a vast conspiracy theory.  Number 6 is also there, though in this universe he is there for creating the bottomless peanut bag.

December 2000--THE SIMPSONS--"Skinner's Sense of Snow"--Santa appears.

around December 29, 2000--FAMILY GUY--"The Kiss Seen Around the World"--Neil asks a hologram named Al, “Why haven’t I leaped?,” a reference to the science fiction show Quantum Leap, in which a character travels through time and cannot leave a certain period until he sets events “right.”

January 2001--SIMPSONS--"HOMR"--Fry is accidentally pulled back in time via the Bongo Anomaly to end up in a couch gag.

April 2001--THE SIMPSONS:  WRESTLING--Leela and Bender are pulled back via the Anomaly and end up in Kang's arena.

2001 to 2004--THAT'S MY BUSH--President Bush is first seen deciding whether to give David Blaineand his followers tax exempt status or not in "Super Best Friends". He is modeled on Timothy Bottoms' appearances as him in the series That's My Bush!, also created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The rest of the cast of the series also appears alongside him.  During his first appearance, the entire Bush administration was modeled on its cast appearance in Trey Parker andMatt Stone's sitcom spoof That's My Bush! and Bush retained this appearance in all of his appearances on the show during his first term in office. During his second term, however, his appearance was completely re-hauled so that it more closely resembled the actual President.  All other TVCU appearances of Bush are the same character from this sitcom.  Yes, I'm serious.

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July 2001--FAMILY GUY--"The Thin White Line"--Rocky The Flying Squirrel shows up and says, “And now, here’s something we hope you’ll really like,” a frequent seguĂ© in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.  The picture hanging on the wall of the rehab doctor’s office is the same as the one behind the Simpsons family couch.  Another Brian flashback has him auditioning for a TV commercial with a toucan. It parodies Toucan Sam of Froot Loops (“Follow your nose!”).

July 2001--FAMILY GUY--"Brian Does Hollywood"--While hypnotized by Bill Cosby, Stewie says Cosby’s film “Ghost Dad was the greatest movie since Leonard Part 6,” another Cosby film. He also says he likes pudding; beginning in the 1970s, Cosby had been the spokesperson for Jell-O Pudding.

July 2001--FAMILY GUY--"Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington"--The scene where there is an anthropomorphic legal bill singing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building is a reference to the 1970s educational movie series School-House Rock.

August 2001--FAMILY GUY--"One if by Clam, Two if by Sea"--A cutaway parodies the “light cycle” sequence from 1982 film "Tron", where Peter claims he is the “green guy.”

August 2001--FAMILY GUY--"And the Wiener is..."--On the NGA’s shooting range, an Imperial Stormtrooper from the Star Wars film series shoots a cutout of Luke Skywalker and misses. Also on the shooting range, a blind man is seen shooting and “hitting the broad side of a barn,” as the saying goes.  The character Peter throws darts with at the bar, who later gets in a tussle with his wife, is Andy Capp.

August 2001--FAMILY GUY--"Death Lives"--This episode reveals Cleveland had a girlfriend who would end up being nicknamed "Maxine the Cheating Queen". His future wife Loretta would cheat on him as well. His current wife Donna, who debuts in the spinoff The Cleveland Show, divorced her husband due to his infidelity.

August 2001--FAMILY GUY--"Lethal Weapons"--At the bar, Peter says “Krypton sucks,” angering General Zod and his partners, the Kryptonian villains from Superman II, sending them to the "Phantom Zone", flying out to space exactly like the film.  Lucy van Pelt from the comic strip Peanuts appears and pulls away a football as Lois tries to kick it (as she does to Charlie Brown). Lois then kicks her in the face and she cries. Peter would kick Lucy for also pulling the football away from Charlie Brown in Brian's Got a Brand New Bag.  While voicing the “man-eating tree,” Peter claims he ate “insane New York anchorman Dan Rather” and “asexual former Mayor Ed Koch.”  Lucy van Pelt from the comic strip Peanuts appears and pulls away a football as Lois tries to kick it (as she does to Charlie Brown). Lois then kicks her in the face and she cries.

2001 to 2010--THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW--I guess the premise is that it's a radio show.

September 2001--FAMILY GUY--"Mr. Saturday Knight"--A flashback shows Peter on the 1970s educational show The Electric Company.  R. Lee Ermey's performance as the jousting coach is a reference to his role as the drill sergeant in "Full Metal Jacket."  The leader of the jousting troupe is voiced by R. Lee Ermey, best known for his portrayal of a drill instructor in the movie Full Metal Jacket. Here, he reprises his character to produce the jousting instructor.

September 2001--FAMILY GUY--"A Fish out of Water"--The man with elongated arms who eggs on the gang to find Daggermouth is from Monty Python’s 1983 film The Meaning of Life (the Find-the-Fish segment).  Seamus tells that his father was a tree which may be a reference to the movie Evil Dead where a woman is raped by a possessed tree.  Spuds MacKenzie is shown in the episode. In reality, Spuds MacKenzie died in 1993.

November 2001--FAMILY GUY--"Emission Impossible"--Bertram returns in the later episode “Sibling Rivalry,” as well as in the Family Guy Video Game!.

November 2001--FAMILY GUY--"To Love and Die in Dixie"--The pig in the classroom shares traits similar to Arnold Ziffel, the pig on the sitcom Green Acres, who also attended school.  One of the criminals in the lineup at the beginning of the episode is Morpheus from The Matrix.  When Peter and Brian are being chased by the Civil War survivors one of them asks “Has anyone seen my foot?” This is possibly a reference to a Jerky Boys skit in which Sol Rosenberg is selling Confederate memorabilia, one of the items being a Confederate foot. Jerky Boy Johnny Brennan who voiced Sol Rosenberg is also the voice of Mort Goldman on this show.  An interview with ALF is on TV.

November 2001--FAMILY GUY--"Screwed the Pooch"--After Joe tells Peter to find a common ground with Lois’ father, Peter acts upon the advice as if he were Ebenezer Scrooge; he shouts at Bob Cratchit, who’s copying letters in the corner, telling him he has to work through Christmas, like in A Christmas Carol. Cratchit asks, “But, sir, what of Tiny Tim?” Peter responds, “Bah, he and his ukulele shall go wanting”, a reference to Tiny Tim the musician, not Cratchit’s son.  The puppies born with human faces at the Quahog Animal Clinic recalls the pig who looked suspiciously like Herbert Garrison in “An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig” (South Park).  Linda Blair from The Exorcist is at Brian’s trial, and does her famous 360-degree head-turning and vomiting.

December 2001--FAMILY GUY--"Peter Griffin, Husband, Father...Brother?"--After Peter’s speech, he is cheered on by the junkyard gang from the cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, although the title character is not among them.

December 2001--FAMILY GUY--"A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas"--When Lois rampages through Quahog in a frenzied rage, she stomps into a black and white scene of a man saying “I’ve changed my mind. I wanna live again. I wanna live again!” before being pushed by Lois into the river below. This is a reference to the 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life.  During Lois’ rampage, she runs across a group of children celebrating the creation of Frosty the Snowman. The magical hat brings him to life, only to be a curse when Lois melts the happy creature by spitting alcohol across a lit match.  Peter is unamused by Joe’s joke about breaking his legs, and claims that it was “about as funny as Sinbad.” He goes on to explain that he was not referring to Sinbad the comedian (whom he considers hilarious), but rather Sinbad the Sailor.  Bonnie mentions that Joe became paralyzed around Christmas time. This is shown in A Hero Sits Next Door, where he is paralyzed by The Grinch.

January 2002--FAMILY GUY--"From Method to Madness"--In the car after meeting the nudists, Chris can’t stop saying “Boobies!”, so Lois uses a Neuralizer (a device used in Men in Black) and makes Chris believe he just came back from the circus.  To illustrate Peter’s concern about child acting, a cutaway features Elroy Jetson, a character from televised cartoon The Jetsons who, as an adult, is kicked out of a pub bruised and drunken. It goes on to show grown up Bam-Bam, the child from The Flintstones has now become a taxicab driver.  Stewie and Olivia perform at Shady Oaks retirement home, a parody of the “Shady Pines” location from The Golden Girls.

January 2002--FAMILY GUY--"Stuck Together, Torn Apart"--To find his little black book, Peter uses a device similar to the ark-finding amulet from Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Peter visits adult versions of Peppermint Patty and Marcie from the comic strip Peanuts, who have been interpreted as being lesbians, despite the fact that Peanuts stood for Christian values.  In one of Peter’s flashbacks, three of the ghosts from Pac-Man, Blinky, Clyde, and Funky from Pac-Mania, visit Pac-Man to cheer him up after Ms. Pac-Man had to break up with him in a simlar way Peter has to break up with Lois in the present time. The ghosts attempt to cheer him up by allowing Pac-Man to eat them. Getting no response, the ghosts give up and go visit Q*bert.

April 2002--SOUTH PARK--"Professor Chaos"--The boys hold a BACHELOR type contest to choose a new friend for their group.  One of the contestants is Damien Thorn (THE OMEN).

2002--THE FUTURAMA/SIMPSONS INFINITELY SECRET CROSSOVER CRISIS--In the year 3002 in the TVCU, the crew of Planet Express get sucked into a Simpsons comic book, and actually transported to Springfield in 2002.  Later, the Simpsons are transported to the year 3002 of the TVCU.

December 2002--SIMPSONS--"Helter Shelter"--Squiggy (from LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY) appears on a reality show in which the Simpsons are starring.

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December 2002--SOUTH PARK--"Red Sleigh Down"--When an attempt to bring Christmas to Iraq turns disastrous, the boys head to Iraq with Jesus and Mr. Hankey to save Santa from terrorists.

January 2003--SIMPSONS--"Special Edna"--The Simpsons go to Disney World where MICKEY MOUSE is real, and quite sinister, keeping with his character as seen in SOUTH PARK and DRAWN TOGETHER.  Disney World itself is quite a sinister place here, as seen also in FAMILY GUY and DRAWN TOGETHER.

February 2003--LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN--The Simpsons appear.

November 2003--FAMILY GUY--"When You Wish Upon a Weinsein"--When the nuns are leaving the church and boarding the bus, the Batman villain Penguin is outside jumping for joy going “Excellent, excellent!” and delivers his signature laugh. The gag is a reference to the slang term “penguins” which is often used to describe nuns due to their traditional black and white uniforms, and the fact that the Penguin used trained penguins in his crimes. Furthermore, in the old Batman series, Penguin’s henchmen wore black and white costumes, the same colors as the nuns’ habits.  A short cutscene, which parodies the rumored dangers of laser eye surgery, Star Wars character Luke Skywalker, who wields a lightsaber to execute the surgery on the encouragement of Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots on Transformers shows up to the Quahog synagogue for the Sabbath service. Also appearing is Lenny Kravitz who being half-Jewish, is shown with only half of his body present.

March 2004--SIMPSONS--"The Ziff Who Came to Dinner"--Jay Sherman, THE CRITIC, is at Moe's Tavern.

March 2004--AMERICAN DAD--"All About Steve"--Stan speaks to two FBI Agents that are clearly Mulder and Scully.

April 2004--SOUTH PARK--"Goobacks"--Unemployed residents of the year 3045 begin immigrating to the past for work, using the time travel methods created by the TERMINATORs.

May 2004--SIMPSONS--"Bart-Mangled Banner"--After Bart moons the flag, the Simpsons are thrown in the Ronald Reagan Re-Education Center, which also holds Bill Clinton, the Dixie Chicks, Michael Moore, and Elmo (of SESAME STREET).

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2004 to 2008--DRAWN TOGETHER--Sorry, I couldn't nail down the exact episode.  First, it should be noted that this series takes place in the Looniverse.  However, in one episode, Peter and Lois Griffin appear, and with the looseness of both realities, it's completely possible for the couple to accidentally slip from one reality to the other without even noticing.

2004--JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE--From Salvatore Cucinotta:  Here's an odd little crossover. I've been going over the appearances of Cassandra Cain to define her for an article in the future ("The Forgotten Bat" is the working title), and one of those has a crossover reference I missed previously. In the comic title "Justice League Elite", about a deep cover group of meta-humans, one of the characters mentions that his wife is obsessed with "something she calls 'Cop Drama'." "Cop Drama" is the satirical name of a NYPD Blue spoof on South Park in the episode "It Hits the Fan". The big threat of the episode is that the HBC network is going to let that show say "Shit" on television. And then they proceed to say "Shit" in the South Park episode almost 150 times. It was beautiful. So, the way the line is phrased, it seems like the name of the show is indeed "Cop Drama" and we have a Justice League/South Park Connection. As much as things are canon/realistic in South Park.

August 2004--BIRDS OF PREY # 68--Helena Bertinelli, who is actually the Bruce Wayne's daughter posing as deceased mob princess, gets a teaching assignment in Springfield.

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November 2004--DRAWN TOGETHER--"Gay Bash"--LOONIVERSE--Xandir comes out as being gay.
There is a Bizarro Captain Hero, and a Bizarro World.  Though the Super Friends exist in the TVCU, they have counterparts that exist in the Looniverse.  Pac Man seems to appear, but in fact it is Ms. Pac Man without her ribbon.  This means that Pac Land is part of the Looniverse.  Elmer Fudd appears at the party and is revealed to be gay.  Snagglepuss is also there and also gay.  The record player in the house is a Bedrock model complete with talking tiny pteradactyl as the needle.  Xandir takes an ACME gay test kit.  The genie appearing in this episode seems to be related to the one from ALADDIN.

November 2004--EXILES # 52--The Exiles protect the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant.



December 3, 2004--LOST--"Flashes Before Your Eyes"--A stack of Playpen magazines appear.  Playpens have appeared in other shows such as X-FILES, SPECIAL OPS FORCE, THE PRETENDER, THAT GIRL, GROSSE POINT, RENEGADE, PACIFIC BLUE, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN, FAMILY GUY, THAT '70S SHOW, CSI, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, SUPERNATURAL, IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, KYLE XY and MILLENNIUM.

December 2004--DRAWN TOGETHER--"The Other Cousin"--Clara's mentally challenged cousin Bleh comes to visit, and ends up in a relationship with Captain Hero, despite Clara's objections.  The "Monkey Man" from THE LOST WORLD has somehow made it to the Live Action Forest just outside the house's yard.  He will appear often.  At the amusement park, on a roller coaster are a Jakovasaur and Kyle from SOUTH PARK, and THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN and Ookla the Mok.  This series has made me accept that wherever an offspring of Zed lives, the TVCU and Looniverse will tend to overlap, along with countless other divergent timelines and dimensions.  Thundarr's future didn't seem to be part of the Looniverse, but it's own reality, but perhaps after the series (during the Crisis?) they were transported to the Looniverse.  Homer Simpson appears in the background.  Bam-Bam Rubble appears as a baby.  This is the biggest clue that there is time travel going on in the Looniverse frequently.  Later, Toots will give birth to Bam-Bam, thus the appearances of the Flintstones aren't necessarily in chronological order.  Foxxy appears to be in possession of the Looniverse counterpart of the the "one ring to rule them all" from Middle Earth.  Eventually Clara will steal the ring.

December 2004--SOUTH PARK--"Woodland Critter Christmas"--Santa appears.

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2005 to Present--AMERICAN DAD--Stan Smith is a CIA agent, husband, and father, who lives with his wife and two kids, and an alien and a fish with the brain of a former German scientist.  Characters from Family Guy and The Cleveland Show have made crossover appearances in American Dad! and vice versa.

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  • Brian Griffin makes a brief cameo in "The People vs. Martin Sugar" as Stan's #1 Fictional Dog. Brian carelessly asks Stan, "Do I know you?" before walking away and Stan shouts, "Stop pretending I don't exist!"
  • Brian has an epiphany in the episode "Excellence in Broadcasting" where he changes his political views to Republican Conservatism. Once he realizes this, a cut away shows Stan Smith sitting on the couch supposedly watching Brian and says, "Good. Good for Brian."
  • During the credits of "The Unbrave One", Glenn Quagmire is revealed to be Dr. Vadgers.
  • Stan and Deputy Director Avery Bullock attempt to catch Stewie after he breaks into the CIA in the "Lois Kills Stewie". Stewie mistakes Stan for Joe Swanson.
  • In The Worst Stan, Steve and Roger are watching a fictitious episode of Family Guy featuring Stewie and Brian going to Miami to enroll in Florida State University, with Steve questioning how a baby and a dog were able to get on an airplane.
  • At the end of the Family Guy episode "Meet the Quagmires", Peter is commenting that everything is back to normal when Roger enters the living room and says, "Who ate all the pecan sandies?".
  • In the first Family Guy Star Wars special Blue Harvest, Roger is seen as one of the various aliens in the Mos Eisley cantina.
  • In the third Family Guy Star Wars special It's a Trap!, Roger makes a cameo as an Imperial Officer sent to meet Darth Vader (played by Stewie) when he arrives at the second Death Star and Stewie remarks "Did we run out of our own characters?" Elsewhere in the episode, Klaus plays Admiral Ackbar.
  • In "Killer Queen" Barry is shown as one of the fat kids that is sitting next to Peter Griffin.
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  • In "Gone with the Wind", Quagmire tells Cleveland that after he drops Loretta's coffin at the funeral home, he is heading to Langley Falls for a background gag in a bachelor party scene in American Dad!.
  • In "Ain't Nothin' but Mutton Bustin'", Rallo has a belt buckle of Roger that he was looking to replace after winning his first mutton busting competition at the fair.
  • Roger is shown on a stained glass window in "Jesus Walks".
  • The first ever crossover with all three MacFarlane series occurs in Night of the Hurricane, with a hurricane storming through the towns of Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls. In the first part of the crossover, "The Hurricane!", Channel 6 News reporter Larvell makes a meta-reference to the event stating that the hurricane will make its way through Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls (which is referred to as "American Dad town"). The actual crossover of the event takes place at the end of the final part – the American Dad! episode, "Hurricane!", when Stan faces Cleveland Brown and Peter Griffin in a standoff after the hurricane has passed.

April 2005--SIMPSONS--"Future-Drama"--Bart gets to see into the future, to the year 2013...except that will change.  You see, it's to the year when Bart is 8 years older.  So from the perspective of Bart at the time of the episode, he's seeing 2013...but next year, it would have been 2014.  Get it?  Anyways, in the future he sees, he encounters Bender, as in the character from FUTURAMA.  But Bender is from the 31st century, not the 21st.  But could this be Bender when in his early years?  Nope, because he was made by Mom's Robot Factory, and Mom is maybe just over a century old at most in the early 31st century.  And finally, in a Bongo Comics crossover, it was revealed that the Simpsons and Futurama exist in alternate realities.  And because of other crossovers, I place Futurama in the TVCU.  Thus this Bender robot seen in this Simpons episode is not Bender from Futurama, but perhaps some kind of counterpart in another reality that touches the Anomaly.  Just as there are the same models of Mr. Coffee machines in alternate realities.

May 2005--FAMILY GUY--"North by North Quahog"--On finding a hotel to spend the night while their car gets fixed, Peter and Lois encounter a hooker, much to Lois’ concern. Peter reassures her by saying “Keep absolutely still, Lois; their vision is based on movement,” a reference to Jurassic Park in which the main protagonist (Alan Grant) has a similar (and equally erroneous) line when they encounter a Tyrannosaurus, as well as a reference to the general concept of avoiding movement-based-visioned predators by remaining still. (This same hooker is seen with Charlie Brown in “Mother Tucker.”)  After Chris is caught drinking, Flint from the cartoon G.I. Joe gives an educational message, like he (and others) did on the real G.I. Joe show. He is even voiced by his original actor, Bill Ratner.

May 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High"--The green slime Peter gets when he says “I don’t know” (followed by the music and the title screen) is from the kids’ sketch comedy show You Can't Do That On Television.  Peter used to be one of the Wonder Twins from the Super Friends. Unlike Zan, he doesn’t transform into a form of water. Rather, he takes the shape of Jayna’s tampon, hops into her purse, and proceeds to play “the waiting game.”  When Seth McFarlane guest-starred on a season 12 episode of MADtv, he used the scene where Peter and Lois suspect Chris of killing his teacher’s husband in a sketch where McFarlane reveals that he had planned two prototypical versions of Family Guy—one done in live action (with Seth as Peter, Arden Myrin as Lois, Bobby Lee as Stewie, Frank Caeti as Chris, and Crista Flanagan as Meg), which was rejected after Crista dies during her window jumping stunt; and another done with Seth as the voice of Peter, Dane Cook (Ike Barinholtz) as Chris, Snoop Dogg (Keegan-Michael Key) as Stewie, Queen Latifah (Nicole Randall Johnson) as Meg, and Kathy Griffin (Nicole Parker) as Lois.

May 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Blind Ambition"--Stewie catches the Keebler Elves plotting against Snap, Crackle, and Pop; later on it is implied that Snap was killed during the ambush by the Keebler Elves.  The entire final scene in which Peter receives his award is a reenactment of the ending of the original 1977 Star Wars film (A New Hope), complete with John Williams’ music, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2. (The episode first aired the Sunday before the release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith). In the same fashion, the credits were done to the Star Wars theme and style.  At the bowling alley, Peter sees Judd Hirsch working on a missile below the lanes. Later in the show, the Keebler Elves plot against Snap, Crackle and Pop, “assuming Judd Hirsch delivers with the goods.” Judd Hirsch voiced himself in this episode.  Peter spent a week with Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Batman in the Fortress of Solitude from the Superman movies. Peter interrupts their meeting, in which the heroes are discussing how to foil Lex Luthor, and asks Superman to use his powers to pick up Mr. Pibb and Cheez-Its, because it is a 800 mile drive for him (Peter), but five seconds for him (Superman), referencing the speed the superhero possesses.

May 2005--AMERICAN DAD!--"Threat Levels"--One of the homeless men on strike resembles Rich Uncle Pennybags. (Often referred to as Mr. Monopoly.)

May 2005--AMERICAN DAD!--"Francine's Flashback"--Bill Pullman mimics Troy McClure's famous "you might remember me from such films as" quote from The Simpsons.  While on a CIA fishing trip in Francine's Flashback, CIA helicopters kill a mermaid that looks like Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid. Stan then asks Jackson, "Have you ever done it with a dead mermaid?" And get's the answer, "Mermaid? No...!"

June 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Don't Make Me Over"--Bill Cosby appears before a commercial break as he did in his 1970's animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.  Ms. Swan is a character from MADtv, played by Alex Borstein, voice of Lois Griffin. She appears filing Meg's nails and later on the SNL Stage toward the end of the episode.

June 2005--FAMILY GUY--"The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire"--Peter’s description of Loretta’s affair consists mostly of the word “Bam” spoken repeatedly. After a while, he asks Bamm-Bamm Rubble from The Flintstones to take over, who then passes it on to Emeril Lagasse who finishes with his trademark “Bam!”  Rocky I and III: When Cleveland is working out, Rocky’s coach Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith) from the 1976 film Rocky appears. The ending scene where Cleveland and Quagmire face off in a boxing ring is a parody of the final scene of the 1982 sequel Rocky III between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Cree. Quagmire evens says to Cleveland, “You wanna ring the bell, Apollo?”  Palpatine, from Star Wars Episodes V and VI, urges Cleveland to “let the hatred flow through” him, which was exactly said by Emperor Palpatine to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.  Though Cleveland and Loretta have a son, Cleveland Jr., neither his existence nor his fate because of the divorce is mentioned until the pilot of The Cleveland Show, when the divorce is finalized with Cleveland winning custody of Junior.

June 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Petarded"--In a flashback, Peter meets Timer, “the Cheese Guy”, a character who appeared in the ABC network’s 1970s public service announcements on nutrition, who, somewhat ironically, is causing Peter to stay awake at 3:30 in the morning because he is singing his signature song, which he claims to be doing because he “just smoked a whole bunch of crack”.  The scene at the dinner table in which Peter introduces his state appointed inspirational social worker named Verne is a reference to the 1988 movie Rain Man in which the character Verne is Raymond Babbitt's "main man".

June 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Brian the Bachelor"--After Brian rejects a donkey for the group date with Brooke, Prince Adam takes the animal and transforms him into Battle-Cat, and himself into He-Man.  The cereal character Frankenberry appears as a contestant complaining that he feels Count Chocula wouldn't hold any interest for Brooke and is only there for the minority aspect.  Daffney Gilfin, one of the Snorks appears. Daffney is voiced by Nancy Cartwright, also known for being the voice of Bart Simpson, who reprises her role.

June 2005--AMERICAN DAD!--"Roger Codger"--Just as Family Guy's Brian repeatedly asks, "Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?" Roger says "Who do you have to probe around here to get a Chardonnay?" Both are references to a line from the Broadway play The Boys in the Band, "Who do you have to fuck to get a drink around here?"

July 2005--FAMILY GUY--"8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter"--The scene in which Stewie tests his “teleportation pods” and merges with Rupert is similar to one in the 1958 movie The Fly.  While stopping at Goldman’s Pharmacy, Peter imitates an Excedrin commercial and buys several copies of the fashion magazine Marie Claire, only to be disappointed by the physical appearance of actress Kathleen Turner.  In a cutaway, Peter buys a “breakfast machine,” which turns out to be a Rube Goldberg machine which shoots him. The breakfast machine itself is similar to the breakfast machine featured in the film Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. The Danny Elfman music used in the scene was adapted from said film.  One of the people Lois interviews for the babysitter for Stewie is Gloop from the 1967 TV show The Herculoids

July 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Breaking Out is Hard to Do"--At the supermarket, Chris is beckoned into a shelf by a sketchily-drawn hand and pulled into the animated world of the music video for a-ha’s 1985 hit “Take on Me,” and is lead through the things that happen throughout the music video, until he escapes by falling out of the freezer.  The video used a technique called Rotoscoping to draw over live action frames, creating images that look like drawings but move like live action.  While Joe Swanson chases The Griffins through the sewer, Tie fighters appear and Joe destroys them, another reference to Star Wars.  A cutaway shows Peter riding the luck dragon Falkor, from fantasy novel The NeverEnding Story by Michael Ende, and the movie of the same name. Falkor says Peter is too heavy and crashes into the ground. Throughout his flight Peter pumps his fist and shouts “Yeah!” in exactly the same way Bastian (the main character of The NeverEnding Story) did in the movie. When Falkor crashes he digs deep into the ground and a distinct “Yeah!” can be heard, though it does not sound as enthusiastic.  The Asian operator of the helicopter Joe charters, which is very similar to the helicopter used in the movie and TV series Blue Thunder, says that, when he fires rockets, he pretends he is shooting at Jamie Farr and Alan Alda, stars of the Korean war-set TV series M*A*S*H.  When the Griffins are in the sewers, they encounter the characters from the 1985 film The Goonies. Peter asks Chunk to wave around his belly in a “The truffle shuffle” as he does in the film.

July 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Model Misbehavior"--Stewie talks to Grover on a play phone.  When Brian gets a job at Stewie’s Cash$cam, Stewie tells Brian “If Cookie Monster calls, tell him I’m not talking to him until he gets out of rehab.” Later in the episode, Lois sees him as a desperate, jittery addict, seated in a bathroom stall of the Drunken Clam trying to freebase cookie dough using a spoon and a cigarette lighter. Earlier in the episode, the monster also screams “You guys are freaking Nazis, man” when he is discovered with hiding cookies in his room at the rehab clinic.

2005--SIMPSONS/FUTURAMA CROSSOVER CRISIS II--Once again, the 21st century Simpsons of Springfield meet the Planet Express crew of the 31st century TVCU.

2005--THE ARISTOCRATS--Several comedians tell a different variation of the same joke, including the kids from South Park.

2005--SUPERNATURAL--From John D Lindsey Jr: In a season one episode (the one with the striga, can't remember the title) Sam mentions that the evil they're tracking had previously hit Ogdenville, Brockway, and North Haverbrook, the towns that bought monorails before Springfield. 

September 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Peter's Got Woods"--Peter hangs out with Barney Rubble from the cartoon series The Flintstones. Parodying the series’ use of animals for modern day technological inventions, a pelican serves as Barney’s toilet, sarcastically remarking “And you think you’ve got a crap job!” Later on, a sheep apparently groans about his “job” as Meg’s tampon saying “NOT AGAIN!”  The end of the episode is a reference to both the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark (the line “Top men” and the warehouse) and E.T. (using the same type of candy to lure Woods out of hiding so he can go home).  Mayor West’s bag of cream corn could be a reference to Adam West’s role as the cream-corn-loving principal in The Adventures of Pete and Pete.

September 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Jungle Love"--The chief has a cousin named Vinny, who is Joe Pesci’s character Vincent Gambini from the movie My Cousin Vinny, impersonated here by Jay Mohr. Later, Peter actually refers to him as Pesci.  Peter has a flash-back to when he was an assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, showing Peter morphed into a Beaker design and meeping. Bunsen laughs and agrees with Peter.  From this episode forward, Peter is employed as a shipping clerk (a brewer before he was demoted) at the Pawtucket Pat Brewery. It was last seen in “Wasted Talent” in a spoof of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and has changed since Pawtucket Pat sold it. Chris also becomes a freshman at James Woods High.

September 2005--AMERICAN DAD!--"All About Steve"--Stan's home run speech includes quotes from Reagan's speech memorializing the Challenger explosion. In turn, both quotes from Reagan's speech originally came from the sonnet "High Flight". It was written by an American citizen serving as a Royal Canadian Air Force flight-lieutenant, John Gillespie Magee, Jr. who was killed in World War II at the age of 19. The same quote was spoken by an American Air Force general in The Simpsons episode, "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming."

November 2005--FAMILY GUY--"PTV"--The entire opening sequence, from the unmasking of Stewie through the opening credit sequence (which is not the usual Family Guy credits) to the start of the episode is a direct parody of the opening sequence of The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, when Leslie Nielsen’s character Frank Drebin battles the world’s terrorist leaders hand-to-hand, including the Ira Newborn music used in the movie series. During Stewie’s sword/rubber chicken fight with bin Laden, the choreography mirrors the Yoda vs. Count Dooku lightsaber fight from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The orchestral fanfare during the fight scene is “Drebin—Hero!” from the second film in the Naked Gun series, Naked Gun 2½. When Stewie falls onto his bike, it resembles Captain Jack Sparrow (from Pirates of the Caribbean) falling down a cliff after saying his name. Also, the opening credits similarly duplicate those of Police Squad! (the TV show which launched Frank Drebin) and the Naked Gun movies, and uses the Police Squad!/Naked Gun theme music. Stewie rides his tricycle over a cat and though a gay pride parade, then through scenes from The Wizard of Oz, The Shining, Ben-Hur, Doom, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and The Sound of Music; the sequence ends with Homer Simpson being chased into his garage as in the opening sequence to The Simpsons, with Homer being flattened by the bike. Peter then opens the door to the garage and remarks, “Hey, Stewie!...Who the hell is that?” (originally, Peter was supposed to imitate Homer Simpson running a la the opening sequence to The Simpsons, but the crew thought it was funnier if they used Homer instead as Seth MacFarlane is a Simpsons fan, despite the supposed rivalry between Seth MacFarlane and Matt Groening). When Stewie rides the bike through the intro he has many likenesses similar to the show "Bobby's World" which aired on "Fox Kids", the sister channel of FOX, the network of both that program and The Simpsons.  The head of the FCC is Cobra Commander from G.I. Joe.  Apache Chief from the Super Friends helps Peter with his satellite dish.  When Peter fails to be able to successfully watch the Emmys at Meg’s play, he mentions that it’s worse than his 16th birthday, followed by a sequence where Peter is raped by Jake Ryan, the main love interest in the film Sixteen Candles.  When Peter is told to start his own TV station by Tom Tucker, he mentions that he hasn’t had a business since a mail-order operation. Wile E. Coyote is seen waiting to return a large Acme slingshot.  Also, in the cutaway where Peter gets raped on his 16th birthday (in a parody of the end of the film Sixteen Candles), it originally had Jake Ryan undoing the belt to his pants but FOX objected.  Ralph Kramden also appears on Family Guy.

November 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Brian Goes Back to College"--After he is fired from his job at The New Yorker, Brian encounters a “No Dogs Allowed” sign, hears a booming voice enforcing the rule and then lays on top of a doghouse. This parodies the Peanuts character Snoopy in the 1972 film Snoopy, Come Home.  The beginning of this episode was used in the animated version of the Internet comic VG Cats. This can be found on boe entertainment.  Thomas Paul Jennings adds:  "In the A-Team episode of Family Guy before the logo of The A-Team appears in its red background there's a house that looks like the Simpsons but shorter."

November 2005--FAMILY GUY--"The Courtship of Stewie's Father"--Peter, dressed as Indiana Jones and Stewie, dressed as Short Round are chased by a turban-wearing guard named Ahmed through a mineshaft, parodying Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Upon luring the guard away, Michael Eisner tries to rip out Peter’s heart parodying Mola Ram from Temple of Doom, but falls down a cliff by the Jungle Cruise and is ripped apart by crocodiles.  During a cut-away scene Peter is conducting the Tusken Raider Choir. The Tusken Raiders run away, when Obi-Wan Kenobi enters to say that the Sand People frighten easily but they'll be back and in greater numbers. This specific line is a scene from Star Wars.  In the scene where Peter rescues Stewie from “It’s a Tiny World” and Ahmed the guard goes after them, Peter’s line to distract him, “Hey, look over there! There’s a woman learning!” was cut on the FOX version, presumably because it would cause offense to Muslims. The Adult Swim and DVD versions have the line intact.  When Peter’s socially awkward and “burden of the state” supervisor, Opie, is promoted, the evil Decepticon Soundwave (from The Transformers) inherits his job. Soundwave has a wife he met in a Christian chat room, and carries a picture of his family that transforms into a cassette tape. Compared to “When You Wish Upon a Weinstein”, it had previously been established that Optimus Prime, leader of the opposing Autobots, is Jewish.  Peter realizes that Stewie has run off whilst they are shopping in a Disney shop. He spots the Crows from the Disney film Dumbo sitting in the shop. He asks them if they have seen Stewie. The response: "Well I done seen about everything but I sure no seen your boy no how" in an African dialect. Peter's response is the same: "Ahh, that's good old fashioned family racism."

November 2005--FAMILY GUY--"The Fat Guy Strangler"--A cutaway scene shows the invention of music by cavemen. There was a similar scene in History of the World, Part I. However, in this episode, the cavemen invent music through grunting, while in the movie one of them invents it by dropping stones on the feet of his fellow cavemen.

November 2005--AMERICAN DAD!--"Stan of Arabia"--When Steve is escorting Roger and Hayley through the Bazaar, several Droids and Jawa can be seen in the background.  Wilma Flintstone is missing her necklace during "I Want A Wife (Not A Partner)".

November 2005--AMERICAN DAD!--"Star Trek"--Items found in Steve's mansion include Han Solo in carbonite, two rottweilers named Sulu and Chekov, and a Planet of the Apes bust which Roger mistakes for one of Ben Stiller.

December 2005--SIMPSONS--"The Italian Bob"--Homer sees pictures of Peter Griffin and Stan Smith in a book of criminals, labeled as plagiarists.

December 2005--FAMILY GUY--"The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz"--Stewie became the pinball in the Sesame Street segment Pinball Number Count".  Peter incorporates a number of elements from Fonzie in his religion. Peter tells the congregation to “sit on it,” and then “let us ‘Aaaayyyy!” two of Fonzie’s catch phrases. There is also a motorcycle in the church, as well as a jukebox, a reference to Fonzie’s trademark move of pounding his hand on a jukebox to automatically make it play his song. Peter also refers to the “mystery” of Richie’s older brother (who was never seen again after the first episode of Happy Days) and reads a lesson to the congregation from “Potsie’s Letter to the Tuscaderos.”  After Stewie is released from his bubble, he says to Brian that he and his friends at Cobra Kai will take him down, referring to the name of the gang of bullies in The Karate Kid.  In the opening sequence, Peter summons Bill Lumbergh from the film Office Space to tell Lois she needs to “not complain about this” and then, “and if you could sit at the kids’ table, that’d be great.”  Brian torments Stewie by forcing him to watch The View. In this version, the women act very much like farm hens, clucking and such as they sit. Star Jones Reynolds even lays an egg. Coincidentally, there was a MADtv sketch in season 10 where it portrayed the female hosts of The View as clucking, cackling hens (with castmember Michael McDonald as a farmer who kills one of them when she doesn’t produce eggs for him). This is in part of the criticism of the show in which many complain that there is too much talking.  Peter dances with Paula Abdul in footage of the video for Opposites Attract. He is superimposed over the animated role of MC Skat Kat, and sings an altered version of the original song’s lyrics, mainly replacing the line “Opposites attract” with “I’m dressed like a cat.” According to the DVD commentary, Paula Abdul had to come in and rerecord the song since the technical staff couldn’t separate her singing and replace MC Skat Kat’s lines with Peter’s.  This is the second appearance of Fonzie in the series. The first time was in the episode The Son Also Draws, when Peter went on a vision quest and used Fonzie as a guidance.

December 2005--AMERICAN DAD!--"Not Particularly Desperate Housewives"--Stan considers giving Fussy "a warrior's death" with a bat'leth, a Klingon sword.

December 2005--THE SIMPSONS--"Bonfire of the Manatees"--Santa appears.

December 2005--THE SIMPSONS--"Simpsons Christmas Stories"--Santa appears.

January 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Brain Sings and Swings"--The poster welcoming Meg into the Lesbian Alliance also says “See You Next Tuesday,” an innuendo for “cunt.” It is sometimes spelled, more obviously, “C U Next Tuesday.” The American Dad! episode “Threat Levels” uses the same gag.  When Quagmire attempts to videotape Meg and Sarah for a second time, his production crew is Mark Borchardt and Mike Schank, whose efforts to make an independent film were documented in the 1999 film American Movie.

January 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Patriot Games"--Fred Flintstone stammers “Bet-bet-bet-bet!” as he did in The Flintstones episode “The Gambler,” where Fred goes crazy whenever someone mentions the word “bet” (only in the Family Guy version, he realizes there’s nothing funny about having a gambling addiction, a possible reference to how cartoons from the 1930s to the 1960s are being edited for today’s audience due to political correctness).  The Silly Nannies run away from the Patriots and into a carriage very similar to the one in the Disney movie Cinderella.  During the fight between Mike Tyson and Carol Channing on Fox Celebrity Boxing, during one of Tyson’s bashings, it cuts away to two men under the ring, which is the same as the final round in Rocky III where Apollo Creed says, “He’s getting beaten!” Then, the man next to him, who seems to be Rocky’s brother-in-law Paulie, says, “No, he’s getting mad!!!”  The song that Peter sings in his commercial has the same jingle as Homer Simpson’s “Mr. Plow.”  When The Griffins Move into their English flat, outside is a car which resembles Mr. Bean's car on the left.

January2006--DRAWN TOGETHER--"Ghostesses in the Slot Machine"--Marge Simpson is playing the slots at the casino.  Marge has a gambling addiction as seen in THE SIMPSONS.  Meanwhile, Homer Simpson is at the strip club that Foxxy opens.

February 2006--AMERICAN DAD!--"It's Good to be the Queen"--The maitre d' of the restaurant is modeled after the maitre d' in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  Francine's high school friend "Quackie" is a reference to the character of a similar name in the 1986 film Pretty in Pink, in the 1986 film Duckie is infamous for acting effeminate, and in this episode he reveals to Francine that he is gay. Both are played by actor Jon Cryer.

February 2006--DRAWN TOGETHER--"A Tale of Two Cows"--A live action cow gets mad cow disease and goes on a rampage through the country, including Springfield (drawn in SIMPSONS style and revealed to actually be in Conneticutt), SOUTH PARK Colorodo, BEDROCK South Dakota, and the future city of the JETSONS.

March 2006--FAMILY GUY--"I Take Thee Quagmire"--Two Japanese men riding another maid pull alongside Peter. One of them sounds like Howard Cosell while he berates Peter over a PA system. This is a reference to the stoplight drag racing scenes in the John Cusack film Better Off Dead.  The screaming black dolphins are similar to the crows in Dumbo, who are also supposed to be stereotypical African-Americans.  At Quagmire’s funeral the man working the cement truck remarks how Mayor West is afraid of zombies, a possible reference to the movie Zombie Nightmare in which Adam West’s character is killed by a zombie.  Peter gets lost driving The Great Space Coaster. A portion of the theme song from that show is also played.

March 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Sibling Rivalry"--Sauron, the villain from The Lord of the Rings is shown as the Eye of Sauron in a scene where he is trying to find his lost contact lens.  In one scene, Scrat from the film Ice Age is shown trying to take a nut out of a side of a glacier, and Peter tells him off for trying to steal his nuts. Apart from Peter, the scene was animated in 3D, and Chris Wedge reprized his role as Scrat from the original movies. The episode originally aired the week before Ice Age: The Meltdown opened. FOX aired promotions for the movie throughout the evening.  Near the end of the episode, Stewie is shown digging a hole together with Christopher Moltisanti from the series The Sopranos.  Tomcil adds:  "and there was a robot Sid in Robots and there was a live action talk show in Brian Writes a bestseller."

April 2006--SOUTH PARK--"Cartoon Wars"--Cartman meets Bart Simpson as they both go to Fox to complain about FAMILY GUY, a reality show about a family in Quohog.



April 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Deep Throats"--When Lois mentions Peter’s part-time jobs, the cutaway shows Peter in his Burger King uniform singing the infamous “Burger King Christmas Carol,” an Internet meme. Peter stands straight while singing, and the placements of the advertisements and menu are the same as in the Flash animation.  When Peter is singing his song idea without his inspiration, his lyrics are describing the transportation in New New York in the former FOX show Futurama.  During the 1980s, Domino’s Pizza had an advertising campaign where a small man dressed in a tight suit known as the “Noid” always attempted to ruin Domino’s pizzas but never succeeded.  The title “Deep Throats” refers to W. Mark Felt, who until very recently was an anonymous source for Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and leaked information about the involvement of U.S. President Richard Nixon’s administration in various misdeeds under the pseudonym Deep Throat, which soon led to the Watergate scandal. Famously he encouraged their investigation by suggesting they "follow the money". In this episode, Kermit the Frog also goes by the pseudonym Deep Throat when contacting Brian to hand out dirt on Mayor West. The meeting with "Deep Throat" (trying to remain anonymous but obviously - from his outline, voice and trademark gestures - Kermit the Frog) in a multi-storey car-park, where he will not step out of the shadows to talk, is a reference to the film "All the Presidents Men" starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein, respectively, released in 1976. When Brian discovers Kermit’s identity, Kermit flees in a panic with his characteristic “YAAAAAAAY!!” from The Muppet Show.  This episode features the second instance of Mayor West’s eccentricity being justified when he attacks the Domino’s Pizza Noid for trying to ruin his pizza.  A scene on the DVD version of the episode shows more of Brian and Stewie driving the taxi to meet Kermit the Frog. In the scene, Cleveland tries to hail a cab again, but when he is ignored by Brian again, he throws yet another shoe at the cab, yelling, “Oh there you are, you honky son-bitch!”  A scene where Brian and Stewie walk to Mayor West’s office and find the Scooby Doo gang (Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby), with Stewie humming the famous “walking” music on Scooby Doo to get them to leave.

April 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Peterotica"--Carter sending Scott Greenberg to battle the Rancor is how Jabba the Hutt tried to eliminate Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi.  The Tracey Ullman Show cut-away is a reference to The Simpsons, who started out as shorts on the show. Noteworthy is the family’s poorly drawn appearance and unrefined voices, which are similar to the way The Simpsons characters were portrayed.  This episode marks the third appearance of Kool-Aid Man (seen previously in “Death Has a Shadow” and Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story). He turns up again in Stewie Kills Lois.  While the guys are in the adult book store, “Charwoman,” one of actress Carol Burnett’s characters in her 1970s show The Carol Burnett Show, is shown mopping the floor. On March 16, 2007, Burnett sued the producers of Family Guy for copyright infringement, trademark violation, statutory violation of right of privacy, and misappropriation of name and likeness. The case was settled in Family Guy's favor.

April 2006--FAMILY GUY--"You May Now Kiss the...Uh...Guy Who Receives"--Originally after Peter asked Jasper if showering at the Y (YMCA) was like Supermarket Sweep, Lois tells Peter that he’s as tactless as the nerds who sat in front of them when Peter and Lois went to see Schindler’s List. The scene goes to a cutaway where a row of nerds are waiting for one of the actresses in the gas chamber scene to get naked (with Booger chanting “We’ve got bush! We’ve got bush!”). This scene is shown in a collection of deleted scenes on the Family Guy Volume 4 DVD.

May 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Petergeist"--The title and plot of this episode is a reference to the 1982 movie, "Poltergeist".  In one scene, Chris says “I wish that clown at the end of my bed would go away!” Then it shows Ronald McDonald making the trademark Golden Arches with his hands.  Peter apparently built a balcony for Statler and Waldorf from The Muppet Show to criticize various television shows, notably Lost . They said that they couldn’t follow the show, making the title appropriate. Peter responds with “They don’t care for most things.” In the Muppet Show (and the short-lived Muppets Tonight), they would criticize various acts by making jokes.  Like the camera operator from Poltergeist, Peter tears the skin of his face off looking into the bathroom mirror, but he turns into Hank Hill instead of a bloody face. Peter laughs about it and says the word “propane,” which is a commonly-mentioned topic on King of the Hill.  While Stewie is watching the static TV, a rather scary hand-like lightning bolt zaps the picture behind Peter and Lois’ bed. As they wake up, Brian asks what is happening, and Stewie replies in a sing-song voice, “They’re here...” referencing the Poltergeist films.  An extended version of the scene where Brian finds out that Peter wasn’t wearing the Indian skull as an athletic cup (with Chris adding that his old Scoutmaster greeted him that way) where Peter says that Brian grabbing his crotch was more awkward than having a threesome where the girl doesn’t show up, followed by a cutaway of Peter and an unnamed man waiting in bed for the girl.

May 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Untitled Griffin Family History"--Tobi, the effeminate slave who refuses to accept his white name, is a reference to Roots character Kunta Kinte .  When Nate Griffin is brought to the plantation, the scene resembles the Disney movie that was never released on home video Song of the South.  When Peter is explaining evolution he is obligated to present the church’s alternative theory due to the state of Kansas. The Christian theory features Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie appearing from the water creating the different species of animals. Coincidentally, this episode first aired the same night as “The Monkey Suit,” a Simpsons episode which tackled the evolution/creationism controversy. A deleted scene that was kept intact on the DVD version is a scene in between the big bang scene and the caveman scene where the Griffins are portrayed as dinosaurs. The TV version only shows the gag where Peter describes evolution and, in accordance with the Kansas School Board, shows a creationist rendition of how life came to be on Earth where everything magically appears with the help of Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie.

May 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Stewie B. Goode"--A scene shows Stewie and Casper playing ball and as Stewie throws it into the street and Casper fetches it, he gets run over by a car and then says he doesn’t care because he was going to off himself on Tuesday.  While Peter is ranting on the news he mentions that he can’t find the droids he’s looking for, then shows Imperial Stormtroopers agreeing with him.  When Peter is describing a porn film to the worker at Lackluster Video, the phrase “stuff comes out” is cut.  How he can’t find the droids he’s looking for. Stormtroopers are shown watching the program and agreeing with him.

May 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Bango Was His Name Oh"--Peter states going with Meg on their last crusade, which refers to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Peter identifies a coffee mug with the name Jesus on it as The Holy Grail.  When Chris cannot name the fourth member of Sex and the City (Charlotte), Lois orders a torturer called Endo to give him electroshocks. This is a direct reference to Lethal Weapon where Riggs is being tortured in the same manner by the same character.  There are at least two Star Wars references in the episode. The wipe directly following the RV crash is a standard wipe used in many Star Wars movies. A second reference is used when several Jawas are seen trying to steal Stewie's rental car. Stewie even speaks Jawanese proclaiming "Utini!" before quoting C-3PO from Star Wars Episode IV, "Filthy creatures."  Brian and Stewie arriving in San Francisco, and the ThunderCats cut-away where Lion-O uses his Sword of Omens to spy on Cheetara in the bathroom.

May 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure"--Cleveland is shown in the Quahog nursing home but would move out of Quahog during season 8. The original 90210 characters appear in FAMILY GUY PRESENTS STEWIE GRIFFIN:  THE UNTOLD STORY but I'm not sure if the characters are appearing as part of the TVCU or as a fictional characters in this universe.  Though 90210 is in the TVCU, most TVCU programs also have shows made about them that are either reality shows, documentaries, or fictional shows based on real individuals.  Stewie's friend Casper is hit by a car and turned into a ghost.  This can't be either the Looniverse or TVCU versions, but perhaps its just coincidentally another kid named Casper, or maybe this is the TVCU2 Casper.  I'm not going to stress out trying to figure it out, but it did occur in the Anomaly, so it's being listed.  While Peter is ranting on the news he mentions that he can’t find the droids he’s looking for, then shows Imperial Stormtroopers agreeing with him.  When Peter is describing a porn film to the worker at Lackluster Video, the phrase “stuff comes out” is cut. 

  

2006--DRAWN TOGETHER--"The Lemon AIDS Walk"--Popeye reveals to Captain Hero that he has contracted AIDS from sharing steroids needles.  Captain Hero makes a reference that may mean that Captain Hero is Swee'Pea/Popeye Junior!!!  At the end of the story, Popeye has died and his spirit floats off into Heaven.  DRAWN TOGETHER is always filled with cartoon cameos, but they aren't always characters from the Looniverse.  As we know, characters often get pulled temporarily to the Looniverse from other realities, often returning to their own reality either with no memory of the event, or believing it was a dream.  Others who appeared in this episode are from:  POPEYE, THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, REN AND STIMPY, HAMBURGER HELPER, TRANSFORMERS (which are actually from the TVCU), THING (from FRED AND BARNEY MEET THE THING, not the FANTASTIC FOUR member), HE-MAN (who is from Eternia, an alternate reality according to DC COMICS), THUNDERCATS, SHE-RA (who is from Etheria, an alternate version of Eternia), SPIDER-MAN (who must be the 60s animated version), THE JOLLY GREEN GIANT, FAMILY GUY (from the TVCU).

September to December 2006--HELP ME HELP YOU--This live action short lived sitcom about group therapy makes it into the TVCU due to an appearance by DR. KATZ.

September 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Stewie Loves Lois"--Kermit the Frog is shown to be racist in this episode, in a flashback taken from the opening of The Muppet Movie. When an African-American asks for directions to town, Kermit replies “Yeah! It’s back the way you came!” after which he pulls out a shotgun and cocks it.  The eponymous characters from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde become “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Sulu” in a cutaway scene.  During the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Sulu segment, Mr. Sulu says “Hello” in a suggestive tone and eyes a man passing by; this is a reference to the actor who plays Mr. Sulu, George Takei’s real life homosexuality. At the time the episode aired, Takei had recently come out.  Chris mentioning that there is an Orange Julius at the mall where Peter might find a personal injury lawyer is possibly a reference to The Simpsons episode “Burns' Heir” where lawyer Lionel Hutz is shown to have a mall office in close proximity to an Orange Julius stand. Hutz is also known for claiming he will take "any case, no matter how frivolous", as Meg reports.

September 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Mother Tucker"--Peter compares his mother’s sudden announcement to a Peanuts reunion, showing a cutscene where Charlie Brown is a drug addict and admits to having sold Snoopy heroin (it is suggested that Snoopy and Woodstock overdosed and died). Kermit the Frog appears in RoundTable, with other notable individuals who have similarly thick voices. Included were actors Ray Romano and Harold Ramis, and sportscaster Al Michaels.  Brian mentions Stewie selling out. The resulting flashback parodies the Butterfinger commercials The Simpsons did in the early 1990s. Stewie says Bart Simpson’s catchphrase from the commercials, “Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger,” before adding a forced “D’oh!”  A cutaway shows a young girl giving the tape to Peter and warning him that if he watches it, he will die, similar to The Ring. Peter takes the tape anyway and plays it on the VCR. The tape in question turns out to be Mannequin and Peter dies, with his mouth wide open, just like Samara’s victims in The Ring. This joke was directed at Mannequin's poor reviews.  At the end when Quagmire and Cleveland are on the show, the sound effects say “In Rod We Trust,” which is from The Simpsons episode where Homer went into space and used a carbon rod to shut the door. A scene portrays how Darth Vader came to his senses from being a meter maid and decided to build the Death Star. Shortly before the episode aired, a series titled "Chad Vader" explored similar concepts.

September 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Hell Comes to Quahog"--When Joe sends the last ping-pong ball out the window, Peter says he will get some more from Mr. Moose, a reference to the character from Captain Kangaroo who, as a regular joke, has ping-pong balls dropped on the Captain.  Peter saying “When I walk into Superstore USA, I get the sensation...THAT I’M STANDING ON A MOUNTAIN TOP WITH THE WIND BLOWING THROUGH MY HAIR!” is a take-off of the “When I bite into a York Peppermint Patty, I get the sensation” commercials.  When Diane Simmons reads an on-air message from the Quahog electric company, she screams “Hey, you guyyyyys!!” a la Rita Moreno from The Electric Company, which is then followed by an animated version of the opening sequence from the show’s first season.  While working at Superstore USA, one of Meg’s duties is to give Sloth, the deformed strongman from the 1985 film, The Goonies, a Baby Ruth candy bar. He then states that he is “already in a committed relationship,” presumably with Chunk.  Peter fires the tank at Cleveland's house exposing him in his bathtub before it falls to the ground. This gag is used again in "Barely Legal", "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing", "Family Gay", "Spies Reminiscent of Us" (at his new home), and "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag" (without Cleveland!). It is also used in the Cleveland Show's Pilot.  There are way more references placing SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRENDS in the Looniverse. In particular that version of Iceman has appeared in Family Guy. Probably a good thing or else I'd end up bringing in X-Men as well.

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September 2006--AMERICAN DAD!--"Camp Refoogee"--The girl Steve meets and falls for is named Makeva. This is a reference to a character that Thandie Newton, who voiced Makeva, voiced earlier on the show ER, named Makemba Likasu, the love interest and later wife of Dr. John Carter, whom he met while in Africa.

September 2006--AMERICAN DAD!--"Failure is not a Factory-Installed Option"--When Francine and Hayley are cleaners, the lady acts in the same manner as Deborah from Spanglish, treating them as immigrants with no knowledge of English. She even goes as far as threatening them with the INS.

October 2006--SOUTH PARK--"Mystery of the Urinal Deuce"--THE HARDY BOYS try to uncover the truth behind the 9/11 conspiracy.  The Hardy Boys exist in the TVCU, but they were around nearly a century ago.  This means these are ether ancestors, or they are the original pair, pulled forward in time by the Anomaly.

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October 2006--DRAWN TOGETHER--"Wooldoor Sockbat's Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable!"--At the hearing to ban Wooldoor's show, the VEGGIETALES and DAVEY AND GOLIATH are attending.  Ned Flanders (neighbor of THE SIMPSONS) also appears. Tinky Winky of THE TELETUBBIES is also there.

November 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Saving Private Brian"--In flashback, Peter is treated by DR. KATZ, PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST.  After Chris falls through the floor at the school dance, Mayor West is seen playing poker with the dogs from a famous painting by C.M. Coolidge.  During the obstacle course Brian rides a unicycle, solves a Rubik's Cube, plays Perfection, finds Waldo, offers a couple eating salad at a dinner table some fresh pepper, and consoles a woman who was just dumped by her boyfriend.

November 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Whistle While Your Wife Works"--Legend—The Lord of Darkness accidentally pokes out Quagmire and Cleveland’s eyes with his large horns.

November 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Pick Up Your Ears"--Peter’s sense of accomplishment is made light of metaphorically when the gang becomes Tetris blocks and he is unable to interlock with his compatriots.  At the end of one segment (before cutting to commercial), a live-action shot from Knight Rider is imposed behind Lois.

November 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Chick Cancer"--Chester Cheetah smashes his hand through the glass table, stating “It ain’t easy bein’ cheesy,” a slogan from his commercials in the 1990s.  Stewie relates that he was once roommates with Q*bert.

November 2006--MADTV--Most of this show is in Skitlandia, but the Griffins appear in an episode that is in the TVCU.  Also, it should be noted that Ms. Swan appeared on Family Guy, so all her Mad TV sketches are in the TVCU.  Ms. Swan has interacted with other sketch characters on the show, taking them out of Skitlandia and making them part of the Bongo Anomaly as well.  This includes the Vancome Lady and Lowered Expectations.  Ms. Swan of MAD TV is part of the TVCU because of her appearance on Family Guy, which makes her crosses on MAD TV with X-Files and Buffy to be valid.  And yeah, a Family Guy connection could lean toward the TVCU or Looniverse, but considering the other two connections, I push it to the TVCU.  MAD TV, actually, which I've accepted must be completely in since Ms. Swan was on Family Guy, and Alfred E. Newman and other Mad Magazine characters were on the Simpsons, and MAD TV sketch characters often interacted with each other.



November 2006--AMERICAN DAD!--"Dungeons and Wagons"--The character who Stan races against resembles Vin diesel in 2 fast 2 furious.

November 2006--AMERICAN DAD!--"Iced, Iced Babies"--Ethan is portrayed, both in physical appearance and dressing, like Neil Perry in Dead Poets Society.  The anime characters (named Kichiro and Mojiro) who guide Stan through the process are based on the mascots from the 2004 Aichi World Fair.

November 2006--AMERICAN DAD!--"Of Ice and Men"--Clifford is a parody of Ed, the guardian of comedian Jack Benny's money vault. Ed had been reported at various times to have been on duty since the American Civil War and the American Revolution, Jack's 38th birthday (itself a running gag as Jack was perpetually 39) and the dawn of time itself.

December 2006--FAMILY GUY--"Barely Legal"--Garrett Morris cameoed as the “headmaster of the New York School for the Hard-of-Hearing,” a part that he played while a cast member on Saturday Night Live during Weekend Update (particularly during the first season, when Chevy Chase was Weekend Update anchor). At the end, he says “Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow,” which was the closing line during Chevy Chase’s tenure on Weekend Update.

2006--AMERICAN DAD--"The Best Christmas Story Never"--Anomaly--A new ghost of Christmas past, whose last job was a tooth fairy, brings Stan back to his childhood to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.  Stan bolts, realizing that this is his opportunity to kill Jane Fonda before she ruins everything. Needless to say, a divergent timeline is created where the Soviets rule modern America.  (Hey, is this the Red Dawn timeline?)  Eventually, things are set right.

January 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Road to Rupert"--The musical number, "The Worry Song" with Stewie and a live-action Gene Kelly is an edited scene from the film Anchors Aweigh (1945). The sequence originally involved Jerry Mouse of Tom and Jerry fame. Stewie’s reflection in the floor remains that of Jerry.  In a montage scene with Meg and Peter, The Flintstones opening is parodied with Meg pulling into a drive-in movie, in which Peter sticks his head out through the roof of the car and Meg placing baby Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm on his head.  Stewie and Brian get a ride from Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit. The character Frog, portrayed by actress Sally Field in the film, is also in the car, causing Stewie to comment "Good luck tapping some of that hot, hot Sally Field tail" to which Bandit responds "I don't like it any more than you do"!!.

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February 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Peter's Two Dads"--On the FOX website, the teaser details states, “This week, the manatees picked out topic balls reading ‘Peter’s real father lives in Ireland and Peter goes there to find him,’ ” a reference to South Park episodes “Cartoon Wars Part I” and “Cartoon Wars Part II.”  Peter tries to bury his dad in the Pet Sematary.  When Peter sees his father in a ghostly vision alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, Hayden Christensen appears in Jedi robes, a reference to the 2004 DVD changes to Return of the Jedi.

February 2007--FAMILY GUY--"The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou"--The scene in which Stewie visits the Art Institute of Chicago,erroneously referred to as the Chicago Museum of Art, is a direct homage to the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The painting Stewie stares into is Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The song accompanying this segment is the original from the film, and is a cover of the acoustic version of the song by The Dream Academy of “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths.  Parodying Gremlins, Peter feeds a mogwai a drumstick after midnight, causing it to turn into Fran Drescher, whose head Peter then microwaves. Fran Drescher was last seen in “Fifteen Minutes of Shame.”  A parody of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes’ Tony the Tiger called Terry the Tiger is seen in the Griffin kitchen, saying “They’rrrrrrrrrre foooood!”  Kermit the Frog appears in this episode for the fourth time in the series (the previous being in “Stewie Loves Lois,” “Deep Throats” and “Mother Tucker”).  When Brian squirts the lotion on a severely sunburned Stewie and Mr. Furley walks in (and thinks Brian is ejaculating on Stewie), Brian originally says, “Oh! Uh, hi, Mr. Furley. This isn’t what it looks like!” before Mr. Furley says, “Never mind, I’ll come back later!” and leaves. The “This isn’t what it looks like” line is cut from the Fox version to make it less obvious that it is an ejaculation joke.  Mr. Furley, the landlord portrayed by Don Knotts on Three’s Company, walks in on Brian applying the lotion to Stewie in a manner as though Brian was ejaculating on Stewie’s face.

February 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"A.T. the Abusive Terrestrial"--According to the DVD commentary, a rejected plotline had Roger going to the family he was with before the Smiths, who would have been played by Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore (who was Elliott's sister in E.T.).

February 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"Black Mystery Month"--In the strip-club scene, the members of The A-Team are all present. In the establishing shot; Hannibal is front left, Faceman is front right, and B.A. (wearing a grey baseball cap) is back left, Murdoch is back right (wearing his brown leather jacket and blue baseball cap).

March 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Airport '07"--The three little mice in the corner of the screen announcing “Three Weeks Later” is a parody of the mice from Babe.  During the end credits, Quagmire is running down a hill of tall grass and flowers similar to the end sequence of Little House on the Prairie where young Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls runs gleefully down the hill. The end music is from the first season of the Little House series.  Quagmire worked on the Starship Enterprise and states that the “black chick” (meaning Uhura) is hot.  When Quagmire crashes the plane that he was flying (as a result of the plane being out of gas), his copilot is revealed to be Nien Nunb from Return of the Jedi.

March 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey"--In a cutaway, The Thing from The Fantastic Four is a victim of Lorena Bobbitt, who in 1993 cut her husband’s penis off. The orange rock penis is possibly a reference to the 1995 movie Mallrats, where Brodie Bruce asks Stan Lee if Thing’s penis is made of orange rock.  Bill Clinton’s “exit polling” joke is cut short on FOX to remove Bill’s line, “It depends on what the definition of the word ‘jizz’ is” before it cuts to Lois saying that she was a worse wife than Lorena Bobbitt when she married the Thing.

March 2007--FAMILY GUY--"The Juice is Loose"--Michael J. Fox (dressed as Marty McFly) comes to warn Stewie about his future while he is on the roof trying to adjust the satellite dish, similar to how Marty was trying to warn Doc Brown of his future in the first Back to the Future movie.  Adam West is seen talking to someone off the screen and leads the viewer to think he is talking to O.J. when he says: "We don't want you in our town Simpson. We don't love you like we did back in 1993. . ." The screen cuts to HOMER Simpson and Homer does his trademark "D'oh". Then finishes with "And we don't want you here either O.J.!" This is a reference to the public's love of O.J. Simpson because the alleged crime exposure that happened in 1994. It also references 1993 as "The Simpsons" heyday and what is widely considered the peak of the show.

March 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"An Apocalypse to Remember"--Stan's line "he ascended to heaven after getting into the garbage and eating some chocolate" is a direct reference to the way Brian dies in the Family Guy movie, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story which was also created by Seth MacFarlane.

April 2007--SOUTH PARK--"Fantastic Easter Special"--On SOUTH PARK, there is a cult that centers around the Easter Bunny.

April 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Boys Do Cry"--The scene where Meg lies on the couch deflated is a reference to the recent Partnership for a Drug-Free America ads where a teenage girl is shown flattened on the couch and her friend tells the viewer that her marijuana abuse caused her to become dull and listless.  The scene of Peter having an on-the-road flirtatious encounter with a beautiful young woman in a red Ferrari is a spoof of the scenes involving Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and a sexy blonde (Christie Brinkley) in National Lampoon's Vacation. Unlike Vacation, where Clark barely managed to avoid an accident while focusing on the voloptuous passing driver, things do not end happily for the pretty girl - she is presumably killed in a fiery head-on crash with a semitrailer truck, caused by her inattention to the road.  At the Little Miss Texas Pageant, somebody shouts “Hey, it’s Enrico Pallazzo!” when Stewie’s wig falls off. This is a reference to The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!  The scene during the family’s drive to Texas where Peter flirts with a blond female driver (similar to Chevy Chase flirting with Christie Brinkley in the film National Lampoon’s Vacation), the female driver crashing into a truck, and Lois’s comment, “You marry Billy Joel. It’s going to happen one way or another” was cut on FOX, but not Adult Swim.

April 2007--AMERICAN IDOL--The Simpsons appear.

May 2007--SIMPSONS--"24 Minutes"--This episode features Jack Bauer of 24 appearing at the end.  Now, this is a real crossover, not the usual random appearances that are the norm of this show.

May 2007--FAMILY GUY--"No Chris Left Behind"--Stewie says he'd be a better monarch than King Friday, a character in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.  The part where Chris calls Lois about his miserable time at boarding school, the Adult Swim version includes a part where Chris says that he hasn't felt this down since he fired Rocky Balboa from the meat factory, followed by a cutaway of Chris telling Rocky that he can't punch the meat. Rocky then points out that his trainer, Paulie, is having sex with the meat, followed by a pan to Paulie naked in bed with a pig carcass.  Even before a movie was made about Ted, apparently someone else stole his life and made a show about it, called HOW I MET YOUR FATHER.  I suspect Barney, who has also had several books published, including his playbook and Bro Code, and has a popular blog.  Chris is inducted into the secret society called the Skull and Bones, which his grandfather is a member of.



May 2007--FAMILY GUY--"It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One"--Lois claims that Darth Vader tried to buy yellowcake uranium from unwed teenage mothers. This is a reference to George W. Bush’s claim in his 2003 State of the Union Address that the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein had attempted to purchase yellowcake from Niger, a claim based on the Niger uranium forgeries.  Peter recalls his family vacationing with the yodeler from the Cliff Hangers pricing game on The Price is Right, while Cleveland vacations at the Plinko board.  Jason Voorhees appears twice, once in an interview with Trisha Takanawa, and again as the manager of the "Britches and Hose" clothing store.  Peter recalls the time he and the family vacationed with the mountain climber from the 'Cliffhangers' game on The Price is Right; however, on the actual show, the mountain goes up to 25, and the Griffins are shown falling off after 17.

May 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"I Can't Stan You"--The Cornfield Motel and the theme of the entire episode is loosely based on the Twilight Zone episode, "It's a Good Life", in which a young boy with amazing psychic powers sends people who don't like him into a cornfield where they are never seen again.

May 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Meet the Quagmires"--Roger from American Dad! appears at the very end of the episode. His sole line from the episode is a reference to the first episode of American Dad, where he says "Francine, did you remember to get the Pecan Sandies?"  Great care is taken to recreate the feel of the decade. Some of the episode’s plot-points are derived from the Back to the Future trilogy and it incorporates elements from other movies: St. Elmo’s Fire, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Zapped!, Krull, Sixteen Candles, Die Hard, and Hellraiser. The time travel is animated to resemble Quantum Leap, and Brian propositions Lois in the televised version by using the band names Wham!, Oingo Boingo and Velvet Underground.  Quagmire references the entrance to Hogwarts (from Harry Potter) when telling the guys about the fourth hole that women allegedly have.  When Cleveland invites Peter to party at St. Elmo's Clam, Peter says that they will raise more Hell than Hellraiser, before cutting away to Pinhead, who is on a date, and unscrews the top of a salt shaker, which causes salt to spill onto his girlfriend's food, to his own amusement.  This episode spoofs the title sequence of The Jetsons, copying it exactly up to the point where Jane tries to leave with George's wallet. Unlike the previous Jetsons spoof in “Brian in Love”, which featured Family Guy versions of the Jetson characters, this spoof features them in their original designs.  While Brian is singing "Never Gonna Give You Up" you can see Michael Jackson and 2 gang leaders dancing, and Peter and Lois following. This is a reference to the closing dance in the Michael Jackson song "Beat It".  This episode is loosely based on the plot of Back to the Future, and heavily spoofs it during the dance scene. During the dance scene, the photograph Brian pulls out while playing guitar, the first song playing, the phone call, Brian overdoing the second song, and the way Peter wins back Lois all parody the dance scene from the film. The same song "Earth Angel" plays during both dance scenes, mirroring the events in the dance in tune with the song.  Although the episode parodies the first Back to the Future, much of the second Back to the Future is suggested, particularly the creepy alternate 1985 music when Peter learns of the skewered timeline, and Brian acting like Doc Brown using a blackboard to explain how history changed.  In the TV version, during the Jetsons opening spoof George says "Bullcrap" instead of "bullshit".

May 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"Joint Custody"--Roger's bounty hunter montage consists of Boba Fett from Star Wars, Greedo (also from Star Wars.), Predator from the Predator Franchise, and Dog the bounty hunter (Though Roger calls himself Horse Renoir).  Steve's psychic powers are a reference to the film The Dead Zone, with his hair mimicking that of Christopher Walken's character.  This episode aired after Roger made a brief cameo on Family Guy at the end of "Meet the Quagmires",

May 2007--AMERICAN IDOL--The Simpsons appear again.

Summer 2007--PHINEAS AND FERB (Episodes 1 - 104)--Phineas and Ferb are extremely intelligent 10 year old step brothers who constantly seek out a new adventure each afternoon of the summer.  The fact that their parents are ignorant of the weirdness around them is an annoyance to their 15 year old sister.  Meanwhile, their pet platypus is only pretending to be normal as he really is a secret agent, constantly thwarting an evil scientists plans every afternoon.  Danville Canyon looks like Springfield Gorge from the Simpsons, also from the Road Runner cartoons.

July 2007--ROVE LIVE--The Simpsons appear.

2007--SIMPSONS MOVIE--Springfield is quarantined from the rest of the world.  Even though Arnold Schwartzennegger is shown to be the president in this film, the other "offspring of Zed" shows all show Bush as president during this time, so we must assume that in this film, it was really Bush, and that it was just a nice parody of Bush by comparing him to Schwartzennegger.

September 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Movin' Out (Brian's Song)"--When Brian argues with Peter and Lois about his commitment with Jillian, you see a promotional banner with The Simpsons at the bottom. Quagmire comes in chasing after Marge Simpson during the scene. They have sex off-scene and go for "round 2" in a cutaway of the Simpson's household. Homer, the husband see this and Quagmire shoot him as well as the rest of the family one by one and include the baby. The scene when Quagmire is having sex with Marge is cut on FOX, but not on Adult Swim and DVD.

September 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"The Vacation Goo"--One of the hunters resembles Kraven The Hunter.

October 2007--SOUTH PARK--"Imaginationland"--The boys discover Imaginationland.  This is actually simply a portion of the Looniverse where Anomaly sometimes teleports real beings from the multiverse due to the nature of the Looniverse and it's Tulpa state.  Thus, we can consider this a major crossover event.  In Imaginationland, the Council of Nine (the true leaders of the land) are:

  • Aslan the Lion (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Gandalf the Grey (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
  • Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Jesus Christ (The Bible)
  • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)  Characters from Star Wars have also appeared to interact with people from Quahog, Rhode Island and Springfield, but the anomaly often pulls people randomly through time and space and then returns them with no memory of what happened, so it's uncertain of these people were pulled from Imaginationland or from a galaxy far far away.
  • Morpheus (The Matrix)
  • Popeye (Popeye)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Zeus (Greek Mythology)
The other good guys are:

  • Astro Boy (Astro Boy)
  • Baby Mario (Mario)
  • Boo Berry
  • Br'er Rabbit
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Care Bear (Care Bears)
  • Captain Planet
  • Cheetara (Thundercats)
  • Cinderella (Cinderella)
  • Count Chocula
  • Crest Toothpaste
  • Dorothy and Toto (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Franken Berry
  • Franklin (Franklin)
  • Garuda (Buddhism/Hinduism)
  • Gizmo (Gremlins)
  • God (The Bible)
  • Mad Hatter (Alice's Adventure in Wonderland)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Mayor of Imaginationland
  • Mr. Clean
  • Mr. Tummnus (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Optimus Prime (Tranformers)
  • Orko (He-man)
  • Pacman (Pacman)
  • Perseus (Greek Mythology)
  • Peter Pan
  • Puss in Boots (Shrek 2)
  • Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Rapunzel
  • Rockety Rocket
  • Rocky and Bulwinkle (The Rocky and Bulwinkle Show)
  • Ronald McDonald (McDonald's Restaurant)
  • Santa Claus
  • Scarecrow (the Wizard of Oz)
  • Silver Surfer (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
  • Smurf
  • Smurfette
  • Snarf (ThunderCats)
  • Strawberry Shortcake (Strawberry Shortcake)
  • Super Best Friends
  • Super Mario (Mario series)
  • Superman
  • The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
  • The Flash
  • The Lollipop King
  • The Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Twinkie the Kid (Mascot for Twinkies)
  • Voltron (Voltron)
  • Wild Thing (Where The Wild Things Are)
  • Waldo (Where's Waldo?)
  • Yoda (Starwars)
And the bad guys:

  • Akuma/Gouki (Street Fighter II)
  • Sagat (Street Fighter)
  • Bluto (Popeye)
  • Bowser (Mario series)
  • Br'er Fox
  • Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
  • Cards (Alice's Adventure in Wonderland)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (Creature from the Black Lagoon)
  • Darkseid (DC comic)
  • Flying Monkeys (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Frankenstein (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein)
  • Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Goro (Mortal Kombat)
  • Headless Horseman (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • ManBearPig
  • Orc (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Predator (Predator series)
  • Pinhead (Hellraiser)
  • Sinistar
  • The Woodland Critters
  • The Minotaur (Greek Mythology)
  • Venom (Spider-Man)
  • Wario (Mario series)
  • The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)
  • The White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • The Wolfman
  • Tripod (war of the worlds)
  • Xenomorph (Alien series)

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October 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air"--In "The Drunken Clam' bar you can see Recess's very own T.J. Detweiler in adult form. He can be seen at about 15:52 on the DVD, and is talking to some guy in a blue coat.  Spider-Man is seen in this episode, and he saves Cleveland from falling. Spider-Man saved Peter in the episode in Let's Go to the Hop.  Fred and Barney from the television show The Flintstones are seen in the Quahog Men's Club.  When Dr. Hartman is searching for legs to give to Joe on his computer, one pair of legs is that of Big Bird.  When Cleveland states that he hates shows "that cut away from the story for some bullcrap," he refers to Family Guy and his spinoff itself because of their cutaway gags.  Let's Go to the Hop is referenced when Spider-Man saves Cleveland and Peter says everybody gets one.

October 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"Dope & Faith"--The subplot was based on a dream one of the show's writers (Nahnatchka Khan) had in which she was a student at Hogwarts.

November 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Stewie Kills Lois"--The Kool-Aid Man makes yet another appearance, in a direct homage to his courtroom intrusion in "Death Has a Shadow".

November 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Lois Kills Stewie"--Stewie Griffin runs a computer simulation of what would happen if he killed his mother.  Stan Smith, CIA agent from AMERICAN DAD, appears in the simulation.  This is because the computer is analyzing based on factors from the real world (their real world.)  Later, the connection between these two shows will be confirmed.  When Meg fiddles with one of Stewie's inventions, it teleports her to the USS Enterprise where Scotty says "Admiral, there be whales here!" referencing Star Trek IV (DVD only).  When Stewie bans straight-to-video Disney films, he complains about a fake movie titled "Aladdin 4: Jafar May Need Glasses". Also he says all milk must come from Hilary Swank's breasts. Then, at her mansion, they do a line from Total commercials.

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November 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Padre de Familia"--The scene where Peter is a nanny refers to Mary Poppins.

November 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Peter's Daughter"--The scene in which the word "Indigestion" appears over Peter's stomach, accompanied by a deep voice saying "INDIGESTION", and then the word "Diarrhea" appears on his butt, with deep voice saying "DIARRHEA", is a reference to very early Pepto Bismol commercials.  When Stewie and Brian first enter the house they mean to renovate, Brian says that you can hear "the mice humping in the walls,". Mickey Mouse's voice is heard from within the walls of the run-down house, enjoying sex.  Fred Flintstone cites being locked out of the house by Wilma, as shown at the end of the Flintstones cartoon, as grounds for their separation.

December 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"Surro-Gate"--The title of the book Stan and Francine read says "Everybody Poops", a real toilet training book that is a running gag in Family Guy.

December 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"The Most Adequate Christmas Ever"--The watching of certain events in Stan's life during the trial scene is a reference to the 1991 movie Defending Your Life.  The Angel getting her wings is a reference to Clarence, from It's a Wonderful Life.  It is revealed that Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog are trapped in the Phantom Zone from Superman, shouting "Forgive us" and "You will bow down before me, son of God", respectively.  Michelle is also the name of the Ghost of Christmas Past, who helps Stan to make it a perfect Christmas in the episode The Best Christmas Story Never. The commentary mentions they intended to keep the same character but ran into negotiation trouble with Lisa Kudrow who performed the original Michelle.

January 2008--FAMILY GUY--"McStroke"--When Peter is not happy with the fact he is suffering a stroke, he is approached by Wimpy, also suffering a stroke. Wimpy, famous for saying, "I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today," is a character from the Popeye comic strip and cartoons.  The flashback Peter has about the Monopoly board game character, Mr. Monopoly. is a parody of a scene in The Shawshank Redemption in which the main character Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is in prison and three homosexual prisoners known as "the sisters" want to rape him. The narrator of the flashback is similar to the voice of the Morgan Freeman character, who narrated in Shawshank Redemption.  The entire scene in which Peter, Brian and the cow are being chased by the two security guards through the McBurgertown Headquarters is a reference to the sixties TV series "The Monkees", featuring the first "manufactured" pop group. The sequences involving crazy chase scenes interspersed with performances of a song in split screen are a classic reference, and the music played is indeed "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by the Monkees.

January 2008--AMERICAN DAD!--"Frannie 911"--The flower linked to Roger's health is a clear reference to the famous film E.T.

February 2008--FAMILY GUY--"Back to the Woods"--The closing scene is a re-creation of the warehouse scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, as already used in the episode Peter's Got Woods.  When Brian asks Stewie how fast he can forge an ID for Peter, Stewie says faster than Spider-Man gets laid. The action cuts to a scene of Spider-Man clad only in his mask and boxer shorts, sitting on the edge of his bed, apologizing to a sexually unsatisfied woman under a spiderweb about his premature ejaculation.  The ending of this episode is the same as in the predecessor, Peter's Got Woods, using the same Raiders of the Lost Ark reference. After trapping Woods in a box using candy as bait, Peter tells Brian that they should just start out with that next time, as it is the second time he (Woods) fell for it.  Foghorn Leghorn appears in a cutaway gag of walking into a KFC. Interestingly, Leghorn appeared in KFC ads in the late 1980s, along with other assorted characters from his cartoons.

February 2008--AMERICAN DAD!--"Widowmaker"--Roger's phone number is claimed to be "KLondike 5-2487", indicating the phone number is fictional. The modern equivalent would be 555-2487.

February 2008--AMERICAN DAD!--"Red October Sky"--The scene with Roger and Klaus at the airport is similar to a scene from The Simpsons episode, "The Italian Bob" in which Lisa also pretends to be Canadian. Incidentally, Family Guy and American Dad! were referenced in "The Italian Bob" when an Italian police book of wanted criminals is seen to contain pictures of Peter Griffin from "Family Guy" and Stan Smith from "American Dad!". It indicates that they are wanted for the crimes of "plagiarismo" and "plagiarismo di plagiarismo" (Plagiarism and Plagiarism of Plagiarism), respectively

March 2008--SIMPSONS--"Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes"--The HULK has to go to court after getting in a brawl during the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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March 2008--FAMILY GUY--"Play It Again, Brian"--When Lois and Brian have their portrait drawn the artist draws them as Jane Jetson & Snoopy.  In the ending dance number of "The Spirit of Massachusetts", Mr. Quint from Jaws is dancing behind Peter.

April 2008--SOUTH PARK--"Canada on Strike"--This is interesting as technically, it brings YouTube videos in as a legitimate crossover.  The following appear:


April 2008--FAMILY GUY--"The Former Life of Brian"--In one scene, Sonny, the Cuckoo Bird from the Cocoa Puffs advertising campaign is subjected to a psychological evaluation, where the tester presents to him a bowl of the cereal to test his reaction. This is a reference to his famous motto "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!" The bird, however, refuses to take the bait.

May 2008--AMERICAN DAD!--"Office Spaceman"--Stan's offhanded comment about excreting the alien ("I pooped it out") may be a reference to Stephen King's Dreamcatcher, in which people who swallow alien spores incubate wormlike aliens that exit the body rather gruesomely through the rectum.  Roger buys a cockatoo. Coincidentally, the Family Guy episode Long John Peter that aired that night also featured Peter Griffin getting a pet bird—a parrot. Both birds died later in the episode and were fairly quickly forgotten by their owners.


Summer 2008--RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP--Chef spends his summer working at the camp where a transgender psycho went on a killing spree years before.  Note that this sequel actually negates all the previous sequels, so those likely occur in the TVCU2.


2008--DRAWN TOGETHER--"Lost in Parking Space"--Popeye is among several that are kidnapped by Hot Topic to be tortured by paying customers.  It seems his death was misleading two years earlier.  Perhaps he had just gone into a coma and had an out of body experience, astrally projecting his image to Captain Hero.  Others appearing are from SPEED RACER, HE-MAN (from Eternia), WONDER WOMAN (the version who has met the POWERPUFF GIRLS), KIRK CAMERON (LOONIVERSE counterpart), LION KING, DAVEY AND GOLIATH, STAR WARS (from TVCU), FINDING NEMO, FLINTSTONES (in this case, Fred Flintstone from Looniverse), CARE BEARS, DARIA (from the TVCU -- see earlier entries on this page for why she is in the TVCU), SCOOBY-DOO (from TVCU), POWERPUFF GIRLS, SIMPSONS (from TVCU), POPEYE, THE NEVERENDING STORY.  


September 2008--FAMILY GUY--"Love, Blactually"--When Brian starts to lie about how he likes Loretta, and how beautiful he thinks she is, and how attractive he thinks she is, Brian's nose starts to grow like Pinocchio's nose does. It is also a reference to the scene in the movie, Airplane!. Brian also repeats the line, "free to pursue a life of religious fulfillment", which is a line uttered by Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen) in Airplane!. That is the scene where Dr. Rumack tries to convince the passengers, all is well on the plane.  Brian and Stewie are both dressed as Snoopy from Peanuts. Brian does Snoopy's trademark dance, and also has Woodstock following him.


Late September 2008--HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER--"The Best Burger in New York"--Your uncle Toby points out that Regis Philbin appears in this episode as himself.  Using his rule called "the League of Themselves", which he discusses in his blog, this connects HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER to other shows such as "All My Children", "One Life to Live", "Primetime Glick", "The Famous Jett Jackson", "LateLine", "Caroline in the City", "Style and Substance", "Second Noah", "Soul Man", Marry Me (1997 TV movie), "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Hope & Gloria", "Women of the House", "The Cosby Mysteries", "The Larry Sanders Show", "Seinfeld", "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues", "Mad About You", "Number 96", "Spin City", "Lilo & Stitch: The Series", "The Simpsons", and "Family Guy".  This episode is also the first appearance of Goliath National Bank.  Your uncle James has provided me with this info:  So, make of this How I Met Your Mother theory what you will, but TVTropes argues that the company Barney works for--Altrucell--is actually a front for COBRA.  From TVTropes:   Think about it: what do we know about the company Barney works for?
• They spend a lot of time acquiring banks, and theoretically, have a lot of bankers/financiers working with them
• They're evil
• They regularly get attacked by ninjas
• They have destabilized at least one nation
• They regularly do business with countries the U.S. considers threats (North Korea and China, at least.)
Sounds a lot like COBRA to me.

That same day that your uncle James told me this, I got an e-mail from COBRA INSURANCE.  Cobra has many fronts, including Extensive Enterprises. There's also these:
 Fronts- To hide certain aspects of its operation, Cobra maintains a number of legitimate business fronts (in addition to the town of Springfield itself and its encompassing businesses) nearly all of which appear to be anagrams of the word "cobra".

  • Naja Trading Corp and its likely subsidiary, "Naja Hanna Video Corp", is the first of these fronts to appear in the comics. It has offices in both San Francisco as well as Rio Lindo in the Republic of Sierra Gordo. Cobra used it to smuggle MX missile guidance chips out of the country inside video games. Dr. Venom was in charge of the Rio Lindo office. "Naja Hanna" is Hindi for "King Cobra".
  • Arbco (AKA ARBco Regional) is the largest and most prominent Cobra front in the Marvel RAH comics. Although it apparently started in Springfield, it grew to have offices in at least 10 major U.S. cities including Denver.
  • Arbco Furniture Company: Cobra maintained a secret testing lab within for a deadly plague toxin in Springfield, Vermont.
  • Arbco Moving & Storage (AKA Arbco Moving): Cobra uses moving trucks with "Arbco" stamped on the sides to transport H.I.S.S. tanks covertly into Washington D.C. for an attack on the U.S. Treasury. They were also used to transport sensitive spy equipment for reassigned undercover Crimson Guardsmen. Cobra Commander maintains a mobile office in an Arbco Moving truck.
  • Arbco Bros. Circus: Billy learned that Cobra uses the circus as a cover to transport HISS tanks and FANG copters (mistakenly referred to as "SNAP copters") around the country.
  • Carbo Plumbing: A surveillance team of Tele-Vipers eavesdrop on a military inquest from a plumbing van outside the Pentagon.
  • Robca Realty
  • Broca Bros. Carnival
  • Orbac - Cobra troops were moved into the Safeco Field Stadium in Seattle using trucks with this name on the side. Zartan used an Orbac truck as a mobile HQ as well.
  • Extensive Enterprises - This global company based out of the twin Enterprise Towers in Enterprise City existed primarily to serve Cobra's administrative needs with Tomax and Xamot as the corporation's CEOs. Its first appearance was in the third G.I. Joe miniseries and then in the regular TV series in the episide "Red Rocket's Glare". Although the company existed primarily in the TV universe, it would later be adapted by Devil's Due for use in the comics continuity as well. In the IDW comic continuity, it is a pre-existing, corrupt multinational firm that is absorbed into Cobra.
  • M.A.R.S.- Military Armaments Research Systems/Syndicate - a legitimate weapons manufacturing firm headquartered in Callender, Scotland. James McCullen Destro XXIV is the current owner and CEO.

October 2008--FAMILY GUY--"Road to Germany"--When the time machine first forms Brian and Stewie in the past, it starts as a sphere in the same manner as used in the Terminator movies.  When the time machine return pad returns them to the present, it disappears from Berlin in the same manner as the telephone booth time machine in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.  A scientist in the secret Nazi atomic research lab tells Stewie that they're developing an "impressive collection of 100 Luftballons", a reference to "99 Luftballons" by German singer Nena. As soon as he finishes speaking, one of the balloons pops. Translated, the song in English is "99 Red Balloons".  When Brian and Stewie are wondering if Mort accidentally used the time machine, they ask Rick Moranis and the backup singers from Little Shop of Horrors. The song they sing to explain recent events is set to the tune of Da-Doo from the same show.  The Coca-Cola advertisement featuring Mean Joe Greene is parodied again. This time, he tosses uranium to Stewie Griffin. Ironically, the advertisement first aired 40 years after the German invasion of Poland, which was the date that Brian and Stewie first landed via their time machine.  The RAF squadron is assisted by a group of Hawkmen from the 1980 movie and preceding radio serial Flash Gordon.  When Stewie and Brian is about to enter the time machine, Stewie says that even stepping on a single bug can alter the past. This is a parody of A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury.

November 2008--FAMILY GUY--"Baby Not On Board"--Peter is on the phone with Doc Brown, who tells him that it is 8:25, and Peter is late for school. Peter then skateboards behind cars while Huey Lewis and the News' "The Power of Love" plays. This is taken directly from Back to the Future.  Peter is being massaged by Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze's characters. His skin is in the shape of clay on a ceramics wheel. "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers in playing. This is taken from the 1990 film Ghost.  In the broadcast version, Cleveland says to Quagmire: "Did I tell you I was getting a spin-off?", referencing his own upcoming show.  Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore reenact the pottery wheel scene from Ghost, notable for being the first time characters are depicted with realistic eyes instead of the round eyes typical in Family Guy.  A cutaway gag shows Fozzie Bear trying to tell an Arab joke to a group of Arabs.  A Fat Albert parody called Morbidly Obese Albert is shown in a cutaway gag, in which Albert is very obese and has diabetes that cost him his foot. The gang is standing around, and offers Albert chocolates. Albert doesn't take one at first, but after, he does.  A cutaway scene showing how "useless" Aquaman is is shown in a cutaway gag, showing Aquaman unable to help a woman being raped on the beach, as he needs to stay in the water.

November 2008--FAMILY GUY--"Tales of a Third Grade Nothing"--Peter's journey to the executive bathroom is a reference to Jurassic Park. John Hammond welcomes Peter and the music played while the helicopter flies above the island was used in the movie. Peter using the restroom and commenting on how peaceful everything is also a reference to a far different scene in the movie when a lawyer was eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex after attempting to hide in a bathroom stall.  Emperor Palpatine appears at the Quahog Cabana Club. He requests the song "On The Dark Side" by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band.  Yosemite Sam is seen trying on jeans at Barney's, a famous clothing store in New York City.

November 2008--AMERICAN DAD!--"Escape from Pearl Bailey"--The pawn shop where Steve pawns the samurai sword to get the cash to fund his revenge plot is the same shop from Pulp Fiction. In an ironic twist, it is the sword that causes the undoing of the nefarious shop keeper and his biker friend in the basement of the shop in the movie.

February 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Ocean's Three and a Half"--Stewie references Hannity and Colmes, a political debate television show that used to air on the FOX News Channel until January 9th, 2009. The scene refers to how Sean Hannity often demeaned Alan Colmes on the show and also to Colmes' more passive personality and candor. In the scene, the popular MGM cartoon character Droopy fills in for Colmes.  When Stewie throws down his guitar, it makes a "kabong!" sound like the El Kabong cartoons from Quick Draw McGraw.

February 2009--AMERICAN DAD!--"Family Affair"--The DVD commentary for the episode revealed that the Griffins of Family Guy were to be one of Roger's adopted families with Roger having a close relationship to Meg.

March 2009--SOUTH PARK--"The Ring"--Mickey Mouse is a villain, just as he is also depicted on DRAWN TOGETHER and THE SIMPSONS.  

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March 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Not All Dogs Go To Heaven"--At one point Stewie takes a picture of Meg with his cell phone and sends it to Calvin from the Calvin and Hobbes comics.  There's one cutaway joke where Britney Spears is cursed by a Gypsy to become "thicker". This is a reference to the Stephen King book Thinner which was published under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. In the book, an overweight lawyer hits a Gypsy woman with his car and is cursed by her father as punishment, who strokes the man's cheek and utters "thinner", causing him to lose weight every single day until he is on the verge of death from malnutrition.

April 2009--AMERICAN DAD!--"Delorean Story-an"--The turtle and rabbit are from Aesop's The Tortoise and The Hare.

May 2009--FAMILY GUY--"We Love You, Conrad"--When Derek heals the waiter's elbow, he does it in a similar way to the way Mr. Miyagi heals injuries in the original Karate Kid film.  Lindsay Lohan takes the rap for Mr. Magoo.

2009--FAMILY GUY PRESENTS:  SETH & ALEX'S ALMOST LIVE COMEDY SHOW--This actually isn't Family Guy.  It's a musical variety show with Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein.  Kermit is a celebrity guest.

2009 to Present--CLEVELAND SHOW--Cleveland moves from Quohog back to his home town.

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September 2009--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Pilot"--Peter's attempting to catch a bird is none other then the Looney Tunes character The Road Runner and Peter, with the rocket strapped to his back, is imitating the other famous character Wile E. Coyote.  Peter, Quagmire & Joe are dressed as The Beatles as they appeared on the cover of their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Peter is dressed as George Harrison, Quagmire is dressed as John Lennon & Joe is dressed as Paul McCartney. They wanted Cleveland to be dressed up like Ringo Starr.  The hand in the box Cleveland calls “Thing” is a reference to the character from The Addams Family.  Tim mentioning the “Regal Beagle” is a reference to the bar the characters Jack, Chrissy & Janet frequented often in the 70's/80's sitcom Three's Company.  The episode starts off in the 4:3 format, and when Cleveland is leaving Quahog it becomes the 16:9 format.  Peter destroys Cleveland's house while he is taking a bath. This is a recurring joke from Family Guy, where Peter would be doing something ridiculous, and destroy Cleveland's house while Cleveland was taking a bath.  Cleveland mentions the Family Guy episodes “Brian Goes Back to College”, “One If by Clam, Two If by Sea” & Family Guy's versions of the Star Wars trilogy, Blue Harvest, Something Something Something Dark Side & It's a Trap!

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September 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Road to the Multiverse"--This episode references the TV show Sliders that aired in the mid to late 90s on FOX and later Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy). In fact, the producers were ready to name the episode "Sliders" until deciding that they needed something more original for a title.  Though not in person, this is Cleveland Brown's last time as a regular cast member on Family Guy before moving to Stoolbend in The Cleveland Show.  Stewie keeps his multiversal remote in a safe with alienese writing, a language seen on Futurama 

The worlds seen in Family Guy's Road to the Multiverse

1.  Family Guy universe/TVCU (the home universe of Stewie and Brian)
2. Universe Without Christianity with advanced technology.  (This may be the Mirror Universe/Pete's World)
3.  Flintstones Universe/Looniverse during the stone age in Bedrock. One of the universes is a Flintstones universe with Peter as Fred and Lois as Wilma. It also makes references to the show's laugh track, the many uses of the word "rock" or a variant of it, animals who are used as appliances that make side comments to the audience, even the "wah-wah" musical cue. Also Peter states that they always use a "rockphalactic", which is a frog. The frog states "I'm ribbitted for your pleasure!" This is a reference to textured condoms.
4.  Universe where the USA never dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and the Japanese invade the USA, and becomes a major world superpower.  In the Japanese universe, the people of Quahog wear Edo-era clothing. Japanese Brian's collar contains the Kanji character of "dog".
5. Universe of Two-Headed People.
6. Ice Age Universe.
7. Universe of Imminent Simultaneous Defecation.
8. Disney Universe/Looninverse.  The Disney version of Mort being attacked by the other characters is a reference to the rumor that Walt Disney was antisemitic.  In the Disney universe, many of the characters appear as parodies of Disney characters -

  • Lois as Snow White.
  • Chris as Winnie the Pooh.
  • Meg as Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
  • Cleveland as Flower from Bambi.
  • Joe in a parody of Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast.
  • Adam West as The Dormouse from Alice in Wonderland.
  • Herbert as the Evil Queen from Snow White.
  • Bruce as Tinkerbell.
  • Tom Tucker as The March Hare from Alice in Wonderland.
  • Other characters have slight similarities but may not be direct parodies.
  • There are no Brian and Stewie who 'belong' in the universe where everything is drawn by Disney or the Robot Chicken universe, unlike in the other universes. Although the Brian and Stewie that belong in the universes in question could of easily just not been there when the Stewie and Brian from the Family Guy universe, arrived.
9. Robot Chicken Universe.  One of the universes visited in the episode is Seth Green's own Robot Chicken.  Thanks to Family Guy, I can safely place everything in Robot Chicken in it's own universe (though I did include the Scooby/Jason crossover in the TVCU.)
10.  Apocalyptic Universe where Frank Sinatra wasn't born to influence John F. Kennedy's election, Richard M. Nixon won the election and botched up the Cuban Missile Crisis plunging the Earth into World War III, and instead President McCheese was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
11.  Low-Resolution Universe.
12.  Universe of Fire Hydrants.
13.  Universe of Homosexual Men.
14.  Cartoons become reality or Reverse Universe/Earth-Prime. When Brian and Stewie go to the Reverse Universe, Brian is a White Labrador.  Stewie's remote control is a toy tricorder from Star Trek: The Next Generation being held upside-down in the "Reverse Universe".
15.  Political Cartoon Universe.
16.  Universe of one really faraway guy who yells compliments.
17.  Universe of Misleading Portraiture.
18.  Universe where humans' and dogs' roles have been reversed.  Brian's human version is a Caucasian man with black hair in the shape of the top of Brian's head, a giant nose in the shape of Brian's muzzle, a white sweater and the same collar as dog Brian's. The promotional poster image of human Brian shows him with white hair.  In the Dog World, Lois is a cocker spaniel, Chris is a sheepdog, Meg is a bulldog, Stewie is a poodle, Joe is a Doberman pinscher and Tom Tucker is a mixed breed brown and yellow dog.

September 2008--AMERICAN DAD!--"In Country...Club"--Steve says his a capella group is called "Here Comes Treble". This is the name of the group that Andy Bernard was in (at Cornell) on The Office.

October 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Family Goy"--Brian mentioned that Quagmire believed that he (Quagmire) was getting the spinoff. However, in "Baby Not On Board", he was one of the first people Cleveland told.

October 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Spies Reminiscent of Us"--The Black Spy and the White Spy from MAD magazine's Spy vs. Spy make a cameo appearance.  The tracking device used to find Adam West is similar looking to the PKE Meter from Ghostbusters.  The plot of Brian, Stewie, et al searching for long forgotten Russian sleeper cells that can be 'activated' via a secret message is taken from Charles Bronson's 1977 film Telefon, which had the same plot device.  Vladimir Putin's description of mercenaries invading the Czech Republic is of the movie Stripes starring Bill Murray and Harold Ramis, who also starred in Ghostbusters. Harold Ramis also directed and had a bit part in Chevy Chase's National Lampoon's Vacation.  Putin's cutaway is a parody of "Hedgehog in the Fog", a 1975 Soviet cartoon.  This is the first episode to cross over with The Cleveland Show.

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October 2009--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Birth of a Salesman"--In Cleveland Jr.'s Room, an RD-D2 toy can be seen. This R2-D2 toy has the same hairstyle as Cleveland did when he played R2-D2 in Family Guy's Star Wars parodies.

November 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Brian's Got a Brand New Bag"--The screeching demons that take away the newly deceased Willy in the movie Ghost take Joe Swanson.  Another one of Cleveland's Bathtub Gags appears in this episode, being the 7th iteration of the gag so far, but this time, Cleveland is not in the bathtub because he moved.  Lucy van Pelt from the comic strip Peanuts appears and pulls away a football from Charlie Brown and is kicked by Peter. Lois also kicks Lucy in Lethal Weapons.

November 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Hannah Banana"--While Chris and the Evil Monkey were fishing, Chris caught Aquaman and then he and the Monkey killed him and ate him for dinner.

November 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Quagmire's Baby"--Peter finds the Wicked Witch of the West's broomstick from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz in his basement. He flies on it and skywrites "Retire Cher" to the Witch's musical theme from the film.  Fred Flintstone was caught drunk driving on World's Wildest Police Chases."

November 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Jerome Is the New Black"--Statler is featured in this episode saying how without Waldorf The Muppet Show is pretty good. A reference to their constant put-down of the show.  While interviewing Cleveland replacements, Quagmire makes a deal with Kevin Connolly that he be in the group if Quagmire can have some of his Kevin Connolly Charms cereal. He responds to the deal with "Oh No! They're after me Kevin Connolly Charms!", promptly running off with Quagmire behind, chasing him. This is an obvious reference to the advertising campaign of the cereal Lucky Charms, where Lucky the Leprechaun, the owner of the cereal, is constantly chased by children who want his Lucky Charms, saying a phrase very similar to what Connolly said. The box art on the Kevin Connolly Charms cereal box is even similar to the box art on the Lucky Charms cereal box.  Jerome and Quagmire quote jive from the film Airplane!.

November 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Dog Gone"--The father from the newspaper comic The Family Circus appears.  Stewie's phone number is (401) 555-0183. 401 is the actual area code for the state of Rhode Island, where Family Guy is set.  The phone number for the lawyer in the Spanish commercial is 555-5555.

November 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Brian Griffin's House of Payne"--This marks the third appearance of James Woods and the first episode where Woods does not fall for a "Reese's Pieces" trap and gets "examined by top men" at the end.

November 2009--AMERICAN DAD!--"G-String Circus"--When Roger puts the sheets over the dead body he tried to do surgery on, Turk from Scrubs comes out and talks.

November 2009--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Cleveland Jr. Cherry Bomb"--Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street make a cameo appearance to make fun of the rumor that they are homosexual. In order to get to the Whoreshack, Cleveland summons a portal with a clap of his hands. This was a reference to the popular 2007 video game Portal. During the musical number "Straight Outta Stoolbend". Cleveland mentions the 'Cleveland Steamer', a notorious poop joke and sexual act on Family Guy.

2009 to 2012--JERSEY SHORE--On South Park, Jersey Shore isn't a reality show. Jersey people like those seen on that show just talk to themselves in "testimonials" as if they were on a reality show. So based on the reality of South Park, the people on Jersey Shore aren't really on a reality show. They just think they are, so this is a case of a reality show being part of the same fictional canon as a cartoon.

December 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Business Guy"--The Swamp Monster chase scene is a parody of the chase scenes in Scooby-Doo. Dr. Gregory House from the current hit Fox show House, M.D. makes a cameo appearance in the episode. Hugh Laurie, who portrays him on the show, reprised his role.  Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper from the CBS show The Big Bang Theory also make cameo appearances. Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, who portray Sheldon and Leonard respectively on the show, reprised their roles. Penny also appears, but she has a non-speaking role.

December 2009--AMERICAN DAD!--"Rapture's Delight"--In the final battle, Jesus is seen wearing two "Holy hand-grenade"s which is a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  When Jesus enters the bar to recruit Stan, Lord Humungous and many of the other raiders from The Road Warrior can be seen in the background.  One of the people in the bar wears clothing reminiscent of Dengar's from Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back.  Jesus’ comment regarding his father’s dead jester is a reference to Yorick in Hamlet.  At the arena where the fake Jesus is to appear, the 1980s rock group of Hall & Oates was to appear, however, John Oates had apparently been Raptured, leaving Darryl Hall behind. In a notable twist, Darryl Hall had just previously appeared as an angel and John Oates as a devil in "A Brown Thanksgiving" episode of The Cleveland Show.  So in this episode, the rapture happens.  Seven years pass before the episode ends.  Meanwhile, over on another show at this time called Supernatural, the Apocalypse has begun.  Dean will travel five years into the future and find a timeline where there are zombies everywhere, and Satan reigns.  The timing of both shows rocks for me to explain things.  Sam did indeed start the Apocalypse some months before this episode begins.  This began a chain of events that would have led to the timeline of most Zombie films and shows:  Zombieland, or Timeline of the Dead.   But Dean came back from the future and his knowledge of that timeline allowed him to alter it.  This episode takes place in that alternate Zombieland apocalypse timeline.  Note there's a Simpsons Treehouse of Horror that shows the rapture, which is likely this timeline.

December 2009--CLEVELAND SHOW--"A Cleveland Brown Christmas"--On Cleveland Jr.'s shelf in his room is an RD-D2 toy that resembles Cleveland from the Family Guy Star Wars spoof, Blue Harvest.  Not counting all of Cleveland and Cleveland Jr.'s appearances, this is the third episode to crossover with Family Guy. Meg Griffin made an appearance in the intro and Herbert appeared in a cutaway gag.

December 2009--FAMILY GUY--"Stew-Roids"--Santa appears.

January 2010--LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN--The Simpsons appear.

January 2010--FAMILY GUY--"Big Man on Hippocampus"--Lois shows Peter their honeymoon video to help him remember they are married. This is a reference to the Corona beer commercials which show 2 people sitting on the beach with a Corona beer sitting on the table between them.  When Peter learns that Meg is his daughter he utters "D'oh!". Lois responds to this by telling him that it isn't his catchphrase. This is a reference to The Simpsons.

January 2010--FAMILY GUY--"Dial Meg for Murder"--Stewie references "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven" in setting up a cutaway of Satan condemning Goofy to the eternal pit of fire. Goofy even makes the shouting noise heard in many classic Disney cartoons.

January 2010--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Our Gang"--Chris Griffin crashing through the ceiling is a call back to the same thing happening in the Family Guy episode "Brian Goes Back to College", except that Chris does not go upstairs and fall through the ceiling again.

February 2010--FAMILY GUY--"Extra Large Medium"--Contrary to Lois's belief, Medium is not entirely fictional, as its main character is a real person.

February 2010--AMERICAN DAD!--"May the Best Stan Win"--A parody of Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory appears and is killed at Hershy Park.

February 2010--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Brown History Month"--At the end of the episode, Rallo says "Now get ready for an all new all white Family Guy." meaning he understands the shows outside The Cleveland Show universe.

March 2010--FAMILY GUY--"Go, Stewie, Go!"--Cleveland makes his first return to Quahog since he moved to Stoolbend. Driving five hundred miles in a short time just to see that Meg has a normal boyfriend.

April 2010--FAMILY GUY--"April in Quohog"--FOX released a press release with promo images detailing a crossover with American Dad! and King of the Hill. Family Guy director Greg Colton reported the scenes really were intended for broadcast and were dropped for time.


April 2010--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Gone with the Wind"--Quagmire visits Cleveland, then says he's off to Langley to appear on American Dad.  This is evidence that some characters in the affected areas of Zed's offspring sometimes realize they are fictional characters in other universes, part of the side effects of the looseness of the fabric of this reality.  Quagmire calls Cleveland "Joey," a reference to the failed Friends spinoff of the same name.  When Cleveland is on the ferris wheel at the carnival, a character appearing similar to Spongebob Squarepants is sitting next to him.  Glenn Quagmire from Seth MacFarlane's other show "Family Guy" makes an appearance in this episode, and he mentioned about making a cameo appearance in "American Dad," MacFarlane's other show that is also set in Virgina. The Griffin family and Quahog also make an appearance. Donna also mentions other Family Guy characters whom Loretta had sex with, including, Frank Sinatra Jr., Ollie Williams, Mayor Adam West, and Greased up Deaf Guy.  At the end of the episode, several clips from Family Guy appeared.  Cleveland says, "No, no, no, no, no, no!!" when dropping his Oreo the same way he says it when he falls out of the bathtub in the Family Guy running gag.

April 2010--THE DRAWN TOGETHER MOVIE:  THE MOVIE!--LOONIVERSE--

  • The housemates have been living in the house for two and a half years.  They haven't been aware the show was cancelled.  The Jew Producer has been continuing a charade.  It turns out there is a conspiracy and the cast are led to believe that they were created for the show and their memories before the show were implanted and all of their people they've met from their lives before the show were also created for the show.  Clara and friends go to DISNEYLAND, her home, to find another copy of her and a father who thinks Clara is fake.  It's my belief that in fact the cast aren't fake, but they are led to believe so.  The network head has an agenda to destroy the cast, and we know that MICKEY MOUSE also has an agenda against the cast, and could have created the doubles of Clara and her father.
  • Meanwhile, in an attempt to get back on the air, the cast realize their show needs a point, and goes to seek one out.
  • While hiding from the network's assassin, Toot goes back in time to Bedrock, where she has an affair with BARNEY RUBBLE and becomes the mother of BAMM-BAMM.
  • While on the road, the cast runs over the ROAD RUNNER.  Seeing he no longer has meaning in his life, WILE E. COYOTE takes his life.
  • Papa Smurf has died.  The others are at his funeral.  This implies that the Smurfs do indeed live now in the present in Toon Town.  Perhaps they migrated long ago from medeivel Europe.
  • Molly, a dead corpse that Captain Hero is dating, is shown to have been sexually involved with Aquaman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Doctor Manhatten (!!!), the Wonder Twins, Gleek, He-Man, Orko, Battle Cat, Batman, and Robin.  So it seems that the heroes from Watchmen are in the Looniverse, but obviously the events of Watchmen didn't happen.
  • Tinkerbell, the rhino guards from DISNEY'S ROBIN HOOD, a doorknob like the type in DISNEY'S WONDERLAND, and the Atlantis and Sebastian from LITTLE MERMAID are seen as Disneyland.
  • The show that replaces DRAWN TOGETHER is SUCK MY TAINT.  The Suck My Taint Girl seems to be from South Park.  She has a picture of Eric Cartman's cat in her dressing room.
  • The cast travels to MAKE A POINT LAND, which may be yet another strange part of the overall Looniverse.
  • From Ivan:  In "The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie", as well as in the famed "Live Action Cow" episode of the series, Bedrock is shown to be a current location populated by Fred, Barney, et al in the present. Springfield (home of the Simpsons) is also a real location. This tells me that Drawn Together takes place in the Bongoverse (the Simpsons and a modern day Fred Flinstone have appeared on FAMILY GUY). The Looniverse may in fact exist as a tulpa realm within the Bongoverse, and could be the exact same reality called Imaginationland on SOUTH PARK. Since Imaginationland characters are shown to be able to exist outside of Imaginationland, this allows for characters like Peter Griffin (Family Guy) and Wile E. Coyote to meet and interact, while still keeping Wile as a denizen of the Looniverse.  It ALSO allows me to preserve my notion regarding Who Framed Roger Rabbit, in a modified form, with the 'real world' being the Bongoverse, and Toon Town being that tulpa-realm called the Looniverse.  Now, a spoiler for those who haven't seen THE DRAWN TOGETHER MOVIE: THE MOVIE, but for some reason actually want to: It's a very bad movie.  But seriously. In the movie we learn that all of the cast members of DRAWN TOGETHER aren't real; they were created by the Producer to populate his Reality TV Show "Drawn Together". This suggests that they are actually all from the tulpa-realm. To further exacerbate this, the REAL Princess Clara is shown to live in a REAL Disney-esque kingdom. So the Looniverse and the Bongoverse do share duplicates of some of the same characters, if this theory is correct.  And I'll mention that I think "Get A Point Land" might be part of the Looniverse, probably the same part called Imaginationland.
April 2010--SOUTH PARK--"201"--Santa appears.

May 2010--FAMILY GUY--"The Splendid Source"--Bender from Futurama appears.  This episode is a crossover with its spin-off, The Cleveland Show as Peter, Joe and Quagmire bump into Cleveland and meet his new family. Roberta, however, does not appear.  Quagmire pays Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies to tell Peter the joke in his dreams so he can poop in his bed.  This is Cleveland Brown, Jr.'s first appearance since hitting puberty, and his first appearance since "The Perfect Castaway".

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May 2010--SIMPSONS--"To Surveil With Love"--A news report refers to both the HULK and SPIDER-MAN as real people.

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May 2010--AMERICAN DAD!--"An Incident at Owl Creek"--People that gave Stan bad advice in his extended fantasy sequences prior to Barack Obama include:  Dirk Diggler from Boogie Nights, Nolan Ryan and Snoopy (as Red Baron).

May 2010--AMERICAN DAD--"You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown"--Peter and Quagmire appear in the wedding at the end of the episode, saying it's the end of the episode. Quagmire asks Peter if he can have his own show, with Peter telling Quagmire that he is a rapist. This is the same claim that co-creator Seth MacFarlane tells Family Guy fans when asked why Quagmire wasn't given the spin-off.  Freight Train refers to Rallo as "black Stewie"

June 2010--FAMILY GUY--"Partial Terms of Endearment"--The scene where Peter lures Lois out to the desert with DVD's of Grey's Anatomy and how his trap backfires is a reference to Looney Tunes characters, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. Also the Miscarriage Kit is from ACME.  Meg mentions when she dated Count von Count from Sesame Street. He counts three nipples on Meg's breasts, gets freaked out and leaves her.

September 2010--FAMILY GUY--"And Then There Were Fewer"--Seamus' story of how he was made is a parody of Pinocchio.

September 2010--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Harder, Better, Faster, Browner"--Bruce from Family Guy makes a cameo appearance.  Numerous references to songs from other adult cartoons appear on the MyTunes chart, including Balls Deep by Cleveland Jr. featuring Scottie Pippen, Bart Man from The Simpsons, Leela's Song by Philip J. Fry from Futurama, and multiple songs by "E. Cartman" from South Park.

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October 2010--SOUTH PARK--"Insheeption"--Fred Krueger (NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) is alive and well living with a new family, retired from killing, when he is called on by the government to use his powers to enter the dreams of Mr. Mackey, who is trapped in a nightmare he can't wake up from.

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October 2010--SOUTH PARK--"Coon 2:  Hindsight/Mysterion Rises/Coon vs. Coon & Friends"--BP Oil accidentally raises CTHULHU (from the works of H.P. LOVECRAFT).  We also learn that the real reason for Kenny McKormack's constant deaths and revivals, and everyone's lack of memories of this, was due to a spell that his parents read from the NECRONOMICON when they once belonged to a Cthulhu worshiping cult.

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October 2010--FAMILY GUY--"Excellence in Broadcasting"--Rush Limbaugh and John McCain's mystery cutaway is a parody of Scooby-Doo, Where are You?. The guest appearance by the Harlem Globetrotters is a reference to The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which in fact, had the Globetrotters guest star three times.  This is the third time that American Dad! crossed over with Family Guy. Stan Smith, the main protagonist from the show, makes a brief cameo appearance.  With this episode, Barack Obama joins Jesus Christ as the only characters to appear in all three of Seth MacFarlane's shows. Brian Griffin and Santa Claus would appear later on American Dad! to become the third and fourth members respectively.

October 2010--FAMILY GUY--"Halloween on Spooner Street"--Mayor Adam West passes out candy to a kid dressed as Batman. The real Adam West starred in the title role of the classic campy 1960's TV show of the same name.  A monster resembling Godzilla is shown getting blown up by Stewie's rocket after it misfires.

October 2010--AMERICAN DAD!--"100 A.D."--At the end of the episode, Jeff transforms his van into the flying car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang while an instrumental version of the song of the same name from the film of the same name plays in the background.

November 2010--FAMILY GUY--"Brian Writes a Bestseller"--In the cutaway where Stewie is acting as Melanie Griffith's 'loose skin holder', after Stewie fails to hold on, Melanie Griffith resembles and speaks like Droopy Dog.

December 2010--AMERICAN DAD--"The People Vs. Martin Sugar"--Stan refers to Brian Griffin as fictional, and then encounters him in person moments later.  This is part of the looseness of the fabric of reality in the Zed Anomaly.  These people can coexist and also watch each other on TV, or even realize they are on TV.

December 2010--AMERICAN DAD!--"For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls"--Santa is seen floating in a tank of fluid similar to the tank of Bacta where Luke Skywalker recovers in Echo Base' medical lab.

December 2010--FAMILY GUY--"Road to the North Pole"--The Disney version of Winnie-the-Pooh is parodied in a cutaway gag.  Santa appears.

December 2010--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Murray Christmas"--Carl Fredricksen from the movie Up makes a cameo. Ed Asner, who voiced him in the movie, reprises his role.

December 2010--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Beer Walk!"--Peter mentions that FOX paid the salaries of the Family Guy characters for their appearance on The Cleveland Show.

January 2011--FAMILY GUY--"New Kidney in Town"--Peter's yellow color and remarking that he could go on for twenty more years is a reference to The Simpsons.  Peter goes on the game show The Price is Right. While there, he gives a shout out to to Lois, Brian, Chris, Stewie, Meg, Joe, Bonnie, Quagmire, Cleveland, Mort, Seamus, Mayor Adam West, Dr. Hartman, Bruce, Carter, Babs, Tom Tucker, Angela, Opie, Carl, Herbert, Jillian, Consuela, Ernie The Giant Chicken and the Greased-up Deaf Guy. For the Greased-up Deaf Guy, this is his first acknowledgement since Brian and Stewie rode through the American Southwest in "Bango Was His Name Oh", at the very end of season four. Although Donna Tubbs mentioned him in the "Gone with the Wind" episode of The Cleveland Show, but she erroneously referred to him as the "greased-up deaf man".

January 2011--FAMILY GUY--"And I'm Joyce Kinney"--

January 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"How Do You Solve a Problem Like Roberta?"--The cast of Glee makes an appearance in this episode.

January 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Like a Boss"--Cleveland mentions his Deli and events in the Family Guy episode "There's Something About Paulie".

2011--AMERICAN DAD VS. FAMILY GUY ONLINE GAME--The two families fight it out.

February 2011--SIMPSONS--"Angry Dad:  The Movie"--Ricky Gervais appears, as in the version of him from his own animated show, THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW.



February 2011--FAMILY GUY--"Friends of Peter G"--It seems that if Peter had never drank alcoholic beverages, Cleveland Brown's life path would not have been affected, as only Joe and Quagmire of the original four are hanging out at the Clam drinking beer.

February 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"A Short Story and a Tall Tale"--One of the group members that Marty Barty calls are the Keebler elves.

March 2011--FAMILY GUY--"The Hand that Rocks the Wheelchair"--The ending with Stewie's were-wolf yellow eyes and maniacal laughter is taken from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.  The music playing when evil Stewie appears is from the Star Trek episode "The Enemy Within".  Stewie's clone's reversal of colors is similar to Clark Kent and Bizarro in Smallville.

March 2011--FAMILY GUY--"Trading Places"--Glenn Quagmire is only heard from in this episode, but is seen in The Cleveland Show episode "To Love and Die in VA", which followed this episode.

March 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"The Way the Cookie Crumbles"--The scene with Cleveland in the basement is similar to the classic Daffy Duck cartoon Duck Amuck.  The end of the second act is a parody of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

March 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"To Love and Die in VA"--This episode makes another crack at the running gag of Quagmire gaining his own spin off like Cleveland. In this instance mimicking Cleveland's opening sketch where he is in Intercourse, PA.

March 2011--SIMPSONS--"Love is a Many Strangled Thing"--The Planet Express ship is once again pulled to 21st century Springfield by the Anomaly. 

April 2011--FAMILY GUY--"Brothers and Sisters"--Mayor West mentions the title character from the film Beetlejuice and nearly says it three times which would have made him appear.  One of Carol's ex-husbands was Doggie Daddy from the Augie Doggy segment of The Huckleberry Hound Show.  Both Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter reprise their roles as Steven and Elyse Keaton for a later episode of Family Ties. The episode aired the same night as the 9th Annual TV Land Awards, which featured a Family Ties cast reunion. Both the awards and the episode began at 9PM Eastern Time.

April 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"The Essence of Cleveland"--Family Guy's Rhode island is said once again. Cleveland mentions his deli once again, and he is shown owning a tape labeled "Lois Sunbathing".

April 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Ship'rect"--Mumbly appears on a boat crewed by vaguely evil looking characters intended to parody the team of the "Really Rottens" in the cartoon show the Laff-A-Lympics.

May 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Hot Cocoa Bang Bang"--Comic Book Guy is the third character from The Simpsons to cameo on The Cleveland Show, the first being Carl Carlson on "Brown History Month" followed by Bart Simpson on "Cleveland Live!".

May 2011--FAMILY GUY--"Foreign Affairs"--The original opening sequence of American Dad! is parodied with Joe taking the place of Stan Smith.  Francois references Pepe Le Pew chasing Penelope Pussycat saying he would do the same to Bonnie.  There is a scene where Lois asks if they can do muppets sightseeing and then Lois and Bonnie turn into muppets and act like them.

September 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"BFFs"--Donna makes reference to the fact that on most animated cartoon shows, the male protagonist has dozens of friends while the female protagonist has little to no friends. The examples she lists are herself, Marge Simpson, Lois Griffin, and Francine Smith from American Dad!.  Cleveland driving to Peter's house parodies a scene from Rocky IV when Rocky goes for a drive to clear his head after Apollo's death at the hands of Ivan Drago.  The scene at the end where Cleveland starts crying after Peter says "I know deep down in my heart, I still love you" is reference to a famous scene from the show Intervention that has become phenomenon on Youtube called "Best Cry Ever".  The phone waiting tune heard in the episode is "Surfin' Bird" sung by Peter. The song is a running gag in Family Guy.  Normally, BFFs stands for "Best Friends Forever," but in this case, in referring to Cleveland and Peter, it stands for "Black and Fat Friends".  Aside from the appearances of Peter, Loretta, Quagmire, and the (Evil) Monkey, Gus mentions Meg, Cleveland and Peter mention Bruce, and Brian and Stewie are heard inside the Griffin home when Cleveland drives to Quahog. They even wonder whether Cleveland's show has been cancelled, declaring he can't return to Family Guy so soon. This may be a stealth reference to the fact that the more permanent Family Guy cancellation came after season three.  Loretta and Quagmire can be seen making out in the background of Cleveland's photograph.  When Holt, Lester, Tim and Gus tell Cleveland that Peter was in town; they mentioned that Peter came to pick up his daughter after she got left behind at the beer walk last year.  Cleveland doesn't know who "Francine Smith" is.  The montage shown during the scene where Cleveland drives to Quahog includes scenes from "Brian the Bachelor" (Peter taking Cleveland's clothes off), "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (Peter dropping Cleveland's pants), and "Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey" (Peter looks as a heavy barbel drops on Cleveland). The music is "No Easy Way Out" by Robert Tepper from the film Rocky IV.

2011 to Present--ONCE UPON A TIME--There are many alternate dimensions whose origins are unknown, but there are many things parallel. One such dimension is Fairy Tale Land, where a different version of fairy tales happened in an ambiguous once upon a time.  However, many of these characters found themselves trapped in the town of Storybrooke, in the TVCU, with amnesia,and apparently not aging, though not aware of it, which is part of a what we para-scholars call a time lock.  Here Belle's Beast was actually Rumplestitlskin, and she is currently being locked up a prisoner of Snow White's step-mother.  Cinderella has also appeared.  This show is full of "Easter egg" crossovers with Lost.  My Fairy Tale Princess blog will soon be revised as a Once Upon a Time/Fairy Tales blog, and will have detailed lists of crossovers.   So I've concluded that Fairy Tale Land is indeed in the Rift, as are other realities like the Looniverse, Wonderland, Narnia, Hell, ect. I have also concluded that the island from Lost was one of these pocket dimensions as well. Interestingly, it seems that the characters of Storybrooke were living there timelessly until the spell was broken at the start of the show. This timelock is similar to what exists in Riverdale. Interestingly, Riverdale too seems to be slightly existing between two dimensions (TVCU and Looniverse.) I may consider that the shows that are part of the "Zed Anomaly" may actually exist in a timelock, existing in both the Looniverse and TVCU, explaining some crossovers that seem to happen in one or the other reality, plus the fact that Win Scott Eckert included Family Guy in his Crossover Universe in Crossovers:  A Secret Chronology of the World.

October 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"The Hurricane"--This episode involves a crossover plot of a hurricane affecting all three current Seth MacFarlane shows including American Dad! in Hurricane! and Family Guy in "Seahorse Seashell Party". It is a parody of a stunt used by NBC on November 9, 1991 alternately called Night of the Hurricane and Hurricane Saturday involving a hurricane simultaneously affecting the sitcoms The Golden Girls, Empty Nest, and Nurses. Although no characters from either Family Guy or American Dad! appear in this episode, Cleveland and Peter do appear in "Hurricane!".

October 2011--FAMILY GUY--"Seahorse Seashell Party"--This episode involves a crossover plot of a hurricane affecting all three current Seth MacFarlane shows including American Dad! in "Hurricane!" and The Cleveland Show in "The Hurricane". It is a parody of a stunt used by NBC on November 9, 1991 alternately called Night of the Hurricane and Hurricane Saturday involving a hurricane simultaneously affecting the sitcoms The Golden Girls, Empty Nest, and Nurses. Although no characters from either The Cleveland Show or American Dad! appear in this episode, Cleveland and Peter do appear in "Hurricane!"  The three episodes of "The Hurricane", "Hurricane!", "Seahorse Seashell Party" aired about a month after Hurricane Irene, which affected both Virginia and Rhode Island.

October 2011--AMERICAN DAD!--"Hurricane!"--This episode involves a crossover plot of a hurricane affecting all three current Seth MacFarlane shows including The Cleveland Show in "The Hurricane" and Family Guy in "Seahorse Sea Shell Party". It is a parody of a stunt used by NBC on November 9, 1991 alternately called Night of the Hurricane and Hurricane Saturday involving a hurricane simultaneously affecting the sitcoms The Golden Girls, Empty Nest, and Nurses. It was first brought up when MacFarlane originally announced at the 2010 Comic-Con that the three fathers of his shows would be in the same scene at some point. The stand-off at the end of the episode with Stan Smith and Cleveland Brown having their guns on each other and Peter Griffin having his guns on them is the scene MacFarlane was talking about.  This is the first official American Dad! episode to cross over with Family Guy. The reverse occurred twice in the latter, first in the episode "Lois Kills Stewie", although that was a computer simulation, and the second being "Excellence in Broadcasting". It was originally accepted that both shows were separate entities as was evidenced by the fact that Klaus was wearing Family Guy merchandise in "The Return of the Bling", and Stan was watching Brian become a Republican on his television set in the FG episode "Excellence in Broadcasting".  Cleveland and Peter each have three lines for their crossover appearances at the end of this episode.

October 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Nightmare on Grace Street"--Cleveland getting scared in the haunted house and saying zoinks, as well as getting a Scooby Snack from Rallo is an obvious parody of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Scooby-Doo.

November 2011--FAMILY GUY--"Back to the Pilot"--The title parodies that of the Back to the Future films. The alternative timeline plot is taken from the the second Back to the Future film. It was also parodied in "Meet the Quagmires".  Future Joe resembles The Terminator and the crushing of a skull underfoot is a notable scene from the film.  The scene where a number of Brians and Stewies appear is reminiscent of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Parallels", where a number of Enterprises appear when the space-time continuum fractures.

November 2011--SOUTH PARK--"A History Channel Thanksgiving"--Captain Miles Standish, the original one from the first Thanksgiving, is actually an alien who has fallen to Earth and needs to return home.  He shows the kids a map of several planets that are linked together via wormholes, and Oa (home of the Guardians who created THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS) is one of them.

November 2011--AMERICAN DAD!--"Virtual In-Stanity"--Two Terminator-like endoskeletons can be seen in the background at the CIA lab.

November 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Skip Day"--Two of the crows from the 1941 Disney film Dumbo appear to joke about Kendra being a flying elephant in a nod to the then-good natured racist caricatures of the time. In addition, Cleveland Brown, Jr. appears in a parody of Tinkerbell.


November 2011--FAMILY GUY--"Amish Guy"--Flint shows up when Stewie is trying to explain to an Amish kid the concept of G.I. Joe.

December 2011--FAMILY GUY--"Cool Hand Peter"--This is the second episode to have Peter, Joe, Cleveland, and Quagmire go on a road trip together since Cleveland left Family Guy to start The Cleveland Show, following "The Splendid Source". This time, Cleveland and Donna are visiting from Stoolbend.  Peter's ringtone for Lois is the theme song for The Cleveland Show, which flatters Cleveland himself.  The jury for the trial of the gang is the main cast of The Simpsons, another reference to their supposed on-going "feud" with Family Guy.

December 2011--FAMILY GUY--"Grumpy Old Man"--The scene where the drill sergeant with Alzheimer disease is repeatedly cursing at a man he calls a "joker" is a reference to Vietnam war movie Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrick.

December 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Sex and the Biddy"--The Blue Oyster and its theme "El Bimbo" by the group Bimbo Jet are parodies of the gay bar from the Police Academy franchise of films.  Cleveland's sexual catchphrase "And boom goes the dynamite!" from the Family Guy episode "Love, Blactually" is spoken three times in this episode, once by Cleveland himself, once by Murray, and once by Donna.

December 2011--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Die Semi-Hard"--This is the very first time Bruce's boyfriend Jeffrey, always heard but never seen on Family Guy, was ever seen on TV.  The infamous bathtub gag reappears.

January 2012--FAMILY GUY--"Meg and Quagmire"--The gag of the unfinished drawing of the traffic jam is an homage to the cartoon Duck Amuck.  The gag involving the grandfather reading the storybook to his bed-ridden grandchild is a reference to The Princess Bride in which a very similar story interruption occurs. The character is intended to be Peter Falk who performed the role in the film.

January 2012--FAMILY GUY--"Livin' On a Prayer"--The cutaway gag involving a vampire in San Francisco is reminiscent of an 80's era Saturday Night Live skit about a vampire who is paranoid about catching AIDS, so he arranges to have a woman's blood sample tested before biting her. Unfortunately the test takes too long and the sun comes up before he can complete the deed. Interestingly, James Woods, a frequent guest on Family Guy, was the guest host in that episode and performed as the vampire.

January 2012--AMERICAN DAD!--"The Unbrave One"--Glenn Quagmire from Family Guy makes a cameo at the end credits.

February 2012--FAMILY GUY--"Tom Tucker: the Man and His Dream"--Sanaa Lathan provides the voice of Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show, a role originated by her Raisin in the Sun co-star Phylicia Rashad.

February 2012--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Dancing with the Stools"--Svetlana tells Cleveland no "Lenningrad Steamer", a recurring joke in Seth MacFarlane's comedies of the "Cleveland Steamer".


Mid to Late February 2012--HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER--"NO Pressure"--Your Uncle Toby assures me that it was his cousin Conan, the talk show host, who visited McClaren's bar.  He talks about it at his blog called Inner Toob, where he makes the connection between HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and 'Lateline', 'Eaglehart', 'Arli$$', 'Web Therapy', 'Sesame Street', 'The Office', '30 Rock', 'Veronica's Closet', "The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch", 'Primetime Glick', "Elmopalooza!", 'DAG',  the Emmy Awards, 'The Simpsons', 'Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist', 'Space Ghost, Coast To Coast', and 'Futurama'.



February 2012--SIMPSONS--"The Daughter Also Rises"--Mythbusters appearing on The Simpsons

March 2012--FAMILY GUY--"Burning Down the Bayit"--Quagmire looking in the mirror and seeing another person, this being Scott Bakula is a reference to the actor's show Quantum Leap in which his character Sam Beckett looks in the mirror and sees his host, another person.

March 2012--FAMILY GUY--"Killer Queen"--The fight between Peter and the Riddler is similar to the campy style of the '60s TV series of Batman.  One of the fat kids from fat camp is Barry Robinson from American Dad!  In the novelizatiion series of Friday the 13th, Jason Voorhees actually does have a son named Free Jeffereson, born from artificial insemination.

March 2012--AMERICAN DAD!--"The Wrestler"--When everything in Stan's museum comes alive at night, this is a reference to the Night at the Museum films.

March 2012--AMERICAN DAD!--"Less Money, Mo' Problems"--Kel's Good Burger is a reference to the film Good Burger as well as actor Kel Mitchell who starred in the film.

March 2012--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Das Shrimp Boot"--As Cleveland's life flashes before his eyes, he imagines himself dying. As he rots into a pile of dust, he shouts "No No No No No NO!" the same way he does in the perennial bathtub gag.  Matt Hickman adds:  "Hank Hill is in this Epsode when Celeland goes to rehab.  Apparently he huffs propane" http://www.hulu.com/watch/338560/the-cleveland-show-das-shrimp-boot#s-p1-so-i0

March 2012--CLEVELAND SHOW--"March Dadness"--Cleveland Jr. does his "I'm Tiger Woods, I'm Tiger Woods" routine from the Family Guy episode "Fore Father". This was also his final speaking appearance on the show. He acknowledges, too, that he's gotten heavier since then.

March 2012--CLEVELAND SHOW--"The Men in Me"--When Cleveland sees Junior talking to his stuffed animal, he points a wand at his head, removes the memory, and puts it in a jar. This is a reference to the Harry Potter novels when a Hogwarts staff member puts a memory in the penseive.


April 2012--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Frapp Attack!"--At one point, Cleveland "accidentally" calls Donna "Loretta".

April 2012--CLEVELAND SHOW--"B.M.O.C."--Cleveland references the film series Revenge of the Nerds when describing his college days to Donna.  Matt Hickman adds:  "So according to this Cleveland Episode http://www.hulu.com/watch/355715/the-cleveland-show-bmoc He Went to Adams Collage And was involved in the events of the revenge of the nerds movies."  The only flaw in this is that he went to State. State is who Adams played in the homecoming game on the day after the ending of the first film.  Also, his reference is as if he was in AB, but he was in KAK. I still see a crossover here, since he did go to State, but I'm assuming that he was in the game against Adams that years, and was amongst the frats that went to Florida for the conference in the sequel. Likely his school, being so close and rivals to Adams, had it's own similar problems with nerds, especially if the Tri-Omegas' success created a trend.  Alternatively, Cleveland may have been a freshman at Adams with AB, but after the incident, transferred colleges and frats, and still ended up in Florida. However, AB seemed to be an all-white frat. (I know, an all-white championship football team is far fetched, but in the TVCU it was actually pretty commonplace back then.)

April 2012--CLEVELAND SHOW--"Jesus Walks"--From Matt Hickman:  Apparently Cleveland Junior Is Friends with Pooh or they at least Buy they Honey pots at the same place http://www.hulu.com/watch/355716/the-cleveland-show-jesus-walks

April 2012--SIMPSONS--More information about the true location of Springfield is revealed.

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May 2012--FAMILY GUY--"Leggo My Meg-O"--Stewie wipes out Meg's memory using a neuralyzer similar to those used in the Men in Black films.  This is the second episode to have a Men in Black neuralizer used, the first being "From Method to Madness".

May 2012--FAMILY GUY--"Internal Affairs"--So I took up Ivan's challenge and went through every pop culture gag reference on Family Guy.  Thank Cthulhu for the Family Guy Wiki.  I ignored references to real people and then made determinations from there if references to fictional characters were as if the fictional character were real in the context of the story, thus making it a crossover that I would list, or if the character was fictional within the show, which I didn't list.  And note that some characters like Peter, Stewie, and Mayor Adam West have trouble determining what is real and what isn't, so I gave extra scrutiny to their references.  In the Family Guy episode "Internal Affairs", while Peter and the Chicken are fighting, they accidentally trigger Stewie's time machine and end up in Hill Valley in 1885, and end up fighting on top the the Delorean as the train is pushing it towards Clayton, I mean Eastwood Ravine. In fact, that's how they return to the present, though the Delorean, with them on top, doesn't end up on the train tracks but in the town. Since there is more than one Marty in existence, we can assume, this is the Marty from the timeline that had the cool parents (since that one never is seen in the films, since the Marty with the uncool parents replaced his other self, while that unseen Marty must have also gone back in time and had similar but different adventures.)  Ivan Ronald Schablotski adds:  "Or, since Family Guy exists within the [] Anomaly, this could be the Looniverse Marty McFly."

May 2012--AMERICAN DAD!--"Toy Whorey"--The purple figure driving the jeep-like vehicle is a parody of Gumby, a green clay humanoid character that has been the subject of television as well as a feature-length film and other media including toys and games.  "Train" is a parody of Thomas The Tank Engine.  Matt Hickman adds:  "Roger owns The 60's Batmobile And the DeLorean form Back to the Future.  And he thinks Finger banging is making your fingers into a pretend gun and going bang bang which he clearly learned form watching the Video for this song."   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLS_HARAYZQ" http://www.hulu.com/watch/360977/american-dad-toy-whorey

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May 2012--AMERICAN DAD!--"Ricky Spanish"--From Matt Hickman:  Frankenstein Spotted in Langley Falls http://www.hulu.com/watch/358372/american-dad-ricky-spanish

August 2012--COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL--At a press conference, Matt Groening reveals that the Springfield home of the Simpsons was the same town that was the setting of FATHER KNOWS BEST.

September 2012--THE CINEMA SNOB--"LOS PORNO SIN SON"--From Matt Hickman:  In his review of LOS PORNO SIN SON a porn Film parody of the Simpsons form Argentina! The Cinema Snob comes out and Says he lives in the Same Springfield as the Simpsons. Now when you consider pretty much every internet reviewer has crossover with each other and they even encounter fictional character form the things they review It's my feeling that the Reviewverse is some how related to the [Zed] anomaly

October 2012--FAMILY GUY--"Ratings Guy"--Another Simpsons crossover in family guy episode "ratings guy" with homer appearing being voiced by the regular actor for the character.

October 2012--CLEVELAND SHOW--Cleveland is calling toonces the driving cat from snl to be a designated driver, but sadly he learns the cat has died of feline leukemia.

November 2012--SOUTH PARK--"Obama Wins!"--Mickey Mouse once again appears on South Park.  Spoilers: Obama's election was fixed by the Chinese, who hired Cartman to steal ballots. The reason was because the Chinese wanted to secure the rights to Star Wars, to protect it from Disney, who would destroy it. Mickey has in the past been portrayed on South Park as the real head of Disney, and quite evil. He lives in the magic kingdom, and now has storm troopers and all the Star Wars creatures and tech, which is real.


November 2012--FAMILY GUY--"Lois Comes Out of Her Shell"--From Matt Hickman:  In the new Family Guy episode Lois Comes Out of Her Shell Stewie is saved from a Killer turtle by Super Mario. They seem to know each other

February 2013--SIMPSONS--A whole bunch of Popeye clones appeared

March 2013--SIMPSONS--Nick Fury (Junior) appears

May 2013--AMERICAN DAD!--Jeff is aboard a space ship where he is a slave to Roger's race. Slaves on the ship are abductees from many races, including an Ewok.

The Improbable Future...

There have been scenes that depict future events of the shows, but since the kids don't age, these events can't actually happen, but should the Anomaly ever cease, then you would have these events...

Soon--THE FAMILY GUY MOVIE--It will be something with a "Sound of Music" feel.

8 years after the anomaly ends--SIMPSONS--"Future-Drama"--If the anomaly ends, these events may come about.  All Springfield cops have been converted into ROBO-COPs.  Vehicles can create instant wormholes.  When Homer uses it, it accidentally pulls Bender from the 31st century of FUTURAMA.

15 years after the anomaly ends--SIMPSONS--"Lisa's Wedding"--Dracula is a U.S. Senator, who is arrested, along with his wife, on the same day as Lisa's wedding.

30 years after the anomaly ends--SIMPSONS--"Holidays of Future Passed"--Lisa has to take an outdated plane that is the plane seen in MAD MAX.  DISTRICT 9 exists at this point in time.

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2506--SOUTH PARK--"Go God Go"--New Hampshire has become New New Hampshire, just as New York is New New York and New Jersey is New New Jersey. 

31st December 2999--Futurama--"Space Pilot 3000"--Philip J. Fry is unfrozen. The second, unseen Philip J. Fry, frozen along with him (see 12:32am, 1st January 2000), freezes himself for a further 7.95 years.  Bender correctly notes later in the episode that it is a Tuesday. Note: Fry was not frozen for a full thousand years. He was woken up roughly twelve hours early. There are a number of possible explanations for this: a slightly fast timer on the cryogenics chamber or a slight change in the length of the Earth's day due to events similar to those in "Crimes Of The Hot" are the two most obvious.  A sign outside that reads "Akbar." Akbar was the name of a gay character in Matt Groening's comic-book series Life in Hell.  The part where Fry gets hit in the head by the remote door is a possible reference to the scene in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, where one of the stormtroopers accidentally bumps his head into a similar gadget. The lightsabers in which the police use look the same as those in the Star Wars series. A guy on a jet bike is wearing a helmet like Leia wore in Return of the Jedi on the speeder bike.  Fry's middle initial is J. This seems to be a popular choice for Matt Groening characters, having used it for Homer, Bart and Abe on The Simpsons. Matt uses the "J." middle name, referring to one of his favourite shows, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Fry also passes a three-eyed fish when going under water in the tube, this fish being 'Blinky' from The Simpsons epsiode 'Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish.' The chef on the Panucci's Pizza box is very similar to the chef Luigi in The Simpsons episode 'Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song.' Whilst in the Head Museum, Matt Groening's head is able to be seen, as well as Rodney Dangerfield's, who is drawn as his Simpsons character Larry Burns from the episode 'Burns, Baby Burns.' Fry has 9 spikes in his hair just like Bart Simpson from Groening's hit show The Simpsons. When Fry uses the 'travel-tube,' a person who resembles Ralph Wiggum can be seen.  Theme played with the video game during the first scene. Fry comments on the door being "just like on Star Trek." Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy that he no longer does the Vulcan 'live long and prosper' sign. The whole Head Museum concept is, possibly, a subtle reference to the original Star Trek series episode 'Return To Tomorrow' where the alien minds were preserved in glowing spheres. Several sound effects used within the episode also. All of these are direct references to the Star Trek series  A directive put in place in this Ayn Rand novel is similar to the "Permanent Career Assignment", where to quit results in those who do it being refered to as "deserters" as part of the directive prevents anyone from changing their job or even quitting it.

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Mid January 3001?--FUTURAMA--"Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love?"--The national anthem of Decapod 10 is the same music heard during the fight scene between James T. Kirk and Spock from the Star Trek: TOS episode "Amok Time". The Song was Titled The Ritual / Ancient Battle / 2nd Kroykah. Several elements in this episode, such as Decapodian mating season and the ritualistic battle to the death also mirror plot details from that particular Star Trek episode. Also the traditional Vulcan lirpa-weapon used in kal-if-fee is shown as one of the weapons Fry can choose from. Claw-plach also sounds a lot like Qa'pla, the Star Trek Klingon word for "Success." This entire sequence was used earlier on The Simpsons on the season five episode Deep Space Homer when Barney and Homer train to be astronauts.  A Space Odyssey (film) 2001: A Space Odyssey is referenced when an "out of order" monolith is seen floating around Europa.

November 27, 3007 to January 1, 3008--FUTURAMA--"Bender's Big Score"--While on a date, Leela and Lars visit the "Cylon War Memorial Make Out Point", a reference to Battlestar Galactica.  Eric Cartman's head can be seen in the Head Museum (next to Cartman's head you can see Troy Mcclure's head, from The Simpsons ).  Apu's head from The Simpsons is seen in the head museum for the second time. The first was Space Pilot 3000.  Some of the greatest treasures of humanity stolen by Bender include : an unfinished Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, Tutankhamun mask, a Sunflowers painting by Vincent van Gogh, the Gutenberg Bible, the KFC secret recipe (chicken, grease and salt) written on the Gutenburg Bible, a United States flag, Eddie Van Halen guitar, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, R2-D2, the David by Michelandelo with his genitals censored, a Moai, a cross (possibly the one used to crucifiy Jesus Christ) and Vince Lombardi trophies.

Seriously, you guys, this is good news, everyone! Keen-eyed Redditor residentweafer spotted a familiar big-boned head-in-a-jar during a recent viewing of Bender’s Big Score. Worlds colliding!
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December 3009--FUTURAMA--"Attack of the Killer App"--In zombie parade there is a clown who bears similarities with Krusty from The Simpsons. Also, the goat(Mr. Chunks) from this episode also appeared in The Simpsons as statue.

ALTERNATE REALITIES:

BLUE HARVEST UNIVERSE--This is a reality that merges the characters and realities of STAR WARS with those from FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD.

HORROR MULITIVERSE--


THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES (ANIMATED SERIES)
SEASON 1 EPISODE 12 “THE GHOSTLY CREEP FROM THE DEEP”
Release Date: November 25, 1972 (Contemporary Setting)
Non-Horror Crosses: Harlem Globetrotters; South Park
The Story: Mystery, Inc. works with the Harlem Globetrotters when on a ship with pirate ghosts.
Notes: The Harlem Globetrotters was a real basketball team famous for entertaining but not legal basketball tricks. However, they later got their own animated series, and I consider this a cross with that series. Weirdly, both the Globetrotters and the Stooges, who also met Mystery, Inc., would both end up becoming super-heroes with bionic parts. The pirate ghosts (or ghost pirates) would later reappear on the South Park episode Korn’s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery. Because of South Park’s solid connection to Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, I definitely count this crossover. In general, South Park has very few parody crossovers featuring fictional characters (unlike Family Guy). They mostly poke fun at real celebrities. That strengthens my resolve in considering the crossover valid.

HELLBLAZER # 23 - 24 “LARGER THAN LIFE” (VERTIGO/DC COMICS)
Release Date: October 1989 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Hellblazer
Horror Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Dracula (Bram Stoker); The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Invisible Man (novel) (See Notes)
Non-Horror Crosses: Maltese Falcon; Moby Dick; Alice in Wonderland; Peter Pan; Sherlock Holmes; Treasure Island; Oliver Twist; Tarzan; Hamlet; Cyrano de Bergerac; Winnie the Pooh; Lord Dunsany’s Joseph Jorkens; Fu Manchu (See Notes)
The Story: Jerry is a collector of unusual artifacts. Many of these are famed items of history and legend. He’s even gone so far as to start collecting items from other realms. But when he starts collecting items from the realm of fiction, the entities of that realm come after him, and he needs the aid of John Constantine.
Notes: Hellblazer is already in vias a cross with Doctor Who that also had a Lovecraft connection. Hellblazer and the other Vertigo series were only loosely connected to the DC Universe. For the most part, they maintained a separate reality, and instead of operating on “comic book time”, things moved in a normal time frame. Jerry has a copy of Jorkins' notes, the Unaussprechlichen Kulten, and the Necronomicon in his collection (all from Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos). He also has a coffin implied to be that of Dracula and Dorian Gray’s portrait. Additionally, he has the Maltese Falcon and remnants of the ship that chased Moby Dick. From other realms, he has the Mad Hatter’s Hat (from Alice’s Wonderland) and the corpse of the Tic-Toc Croc (of Neverland, as in Peter Pan). Jerry’s shop is in the same town as the Admiral Benbow Inn, meaning they are in Black Hill Cove from Treasure Island. The collector also has other non-cross items from fairy tales and folklore. All the other crosses listed above come from the land of fiction. This is a pocket realty within the Horror Multiverse where imaginary characters exist. This may be the same realm as Imaginationland that is attached to the divergent timeline of South Park.

THE SIMPSONS (ANIMATED SERIES)
Release Date: December 17, 1989 - ongoing at time of writing (Contemporary Setting)
Series: The Simpsons
The Story: A dysfunctional family and their weekly misadventures in a town full of oddballs.
Notes: The crossover that brings in this show is listed below. According to Kevin Heim, “In the Talisman, Springfield, IL is on the hub where the walls between dimensions are thin. This may account for the [Horror Universe] explanation for [The Simpsons] there.”

DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE # 173 “PARTY ANIMALS” (MARVEL UK)
Release Date: May 15, 1991 (Setting is era of the Seventh Doctor and companions Ace and Ria, as well as the Fourth and Sixth Doctors, but otherwise indeterminate; there is also a future incarnation of the Doctor who has not yet debuted officially)
Series: Doctor Who
Horror Crosses: Doctor Strange
Non-Horror Crosses: Captain Britain; The Simpsons; Sapphire & Steel; Star Trek: The Next Generation; Axel Pressbutton; Hulk (Comic); Fantastic Four; Timespirits; Dan Dare; Avengers (Television Series); Rocket Raccoon; X-Factor; X-Men; Sub-Mariner; Thor (Comics); Spider-Man; Conan the Barbarian; Death’s Head
The Story: The Doctor and his companions attend a birthday party on a planet within a time vortex.
Notes: The future Doctor was visually based on the actor who played the Doctor in radio dramas. A later story would show the Eighth Doctor regenerate into this future Doctor, only to have been an illusion. Since this party does occur within a time vortex, we can assume each of the crossover characters came from the time period they originate from.

SOUTH PARK (ANIMATED SERIES)
Release Date: August 13, 1997 - ongoing at time of writing (Contemporary Setting)
Series: South Park
The Story: Four kids have adventures in a town that is constantly attracting weirdness and the adults are all stupid.
Notes: This series takes place in an alternate universe that must be part of the Horror Multiverse due to crosses with A Nightmare on Elm Street and Cthulhu. Additionally, Chef from this show appears in Return to Sleepaway Camp, which must be his main Horror Universe counterpart. This show cannot fit in the main Horror Universe for a number of reasons. The characters don’t age. There are divergent events, such as the deaths of notable world leaders or military conflicts between the United States and Canada or later between the United States and Heaven. Additionally, many celebrities appear out of character with a more realistic version of themselves.


THE SIMPSONS (ANIMATED SERIES)
SEASON 10 EPISODE 23 “THIRTY MINUTES OVER TOKYO”
Release Date: May 16, 1999 (Contemporary Setting)
Horror Crosses: Godzilla; Mothra; Rodan
The Story: The Simpsons visit Tokyo.

Notes: When flying out of Tokyo, the plane the Simpsons are on gets caught in a battle between Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan. Godzilla is in the Horror Universe via a cross with King Kong. This cross brings in Mothra and Rodan, as well as the Simpsons. See my notes on this series above. This episode will be spoofed in 2015’s Hotel Transylvania 2.

SUPERNATURAL (TELEVISION SERIES)
Release Date: September 13, 2005 - ongoing at time of writing (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Supernatural
Horror Crosses: Dinosaur Island; Night of the Demon (modern film series)
Non-Horror Crosses: X-Files, Millennium; Special Ops Force; The Pretender; That Girl; Grosse Pointe; Renegade; Pacific Blue; 3rd Rock from the Sun; Married...with Children; Family Guy; That ‘70s Show; CSI; Rules of Engagement; Lost; In Case of Emergency; Kyle XY; Beverly Hills 90210; Jackie’s Back
The Story: The story is complicated, but the basic premise is that a demon killed a woman, leaving her kids in the care of their father, who becomes a monster hunter. The kids are raised into adulthood as hunters, and then their father goes missing. And that’s when the first episode begins. (That would have been much cooler with Kansas playing in the background.)
Notes: Playpen Magazine is a fictional porn magazine that appears frequently on this show. It has also shown up on the above listed shows and films, thus all of those horror and non-horror crosses are in the Horror Universe. The only one needing explaining is Family Guy. Family Guy has lots of gag references that could be taken as crossovers, but the continuity of those crosses are too difficult to reconcile. However, that doesn’t mean that Family Guy couldn’t still be in. If Family Guy is included, either it exists in a very different manner than what we see on the show, or it exists very much like what we see on the screen. I would dismiss the latter, with the unaging and weirdness of the people of the town, but South Park, which is a similar type of series, has established that unusual phenomena of the show, the usual elements of a cartoon, are due to a Cthulhu cult. So perhaps a secret Cthulhu cult is responsible for Quahog's unusual status. But there must be more to it. For it’s not just the town and its residents. Many famous people of the world, real and fictional, show up on Family Guy, often out of their normal character. To keep the connection, but to explain the differences, the best solution would be that Family Guy (and its two spin-off shows) take place in an alternate universe within the Horror Multiverse. Supernatural was remade in 2011 as Supernatural: The Animation. This series has been referenced and spoofed a few times on Mad.


SUPERNATURAL (TELEVISION SERIES)
SEASON 1 EPISODE 18 “SOMETHING WICKED”
Release Date: April 6, 2006 (Contemporary Setting)
Non-Horror Crosses: The Simpsons
The Story: The Winchesters are sent by their father to go after a creature that had alluded them years before.
Notes: This creature, the striga, is said to have previously struck in Ogdenville, Brockway, and North Haverbrook. Coincidentally (or not so coincidentally), those are the three towns that purchased the monorail prior to Springfield in Simpsons episode “Marge vs. the Monorail”. Though the Simpsons takes place in an alternate reality, it could be that a more realistic version of Springfield exists in the Horror Universe proper timeline. See my notes for the Simpsons entry for potential theories relying on in-story references.

HELL TO PAY (NOVEL BY SIMON R. GREEN)
Release Date: December 26, 2006 (Contemporary Setting, some weeks after the Lilith War)
Series: Nightside
Horror Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar; Dracula (maybe Love at First Bite); Godzilla; War of the Worlds (novel); Gravel
Non-Horror Crosses: Soylent Green; The Time Machine; Philip Marlowe; Shadows Fall; Maltese Falcon; Back to the Future; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Story: After war has left the Nightside without leadership, Jeremiah Griffin plots to fill the void. But when his granddaughter goes missing, he hires John Taylor to find her, using his special abilities. However, something is blocking those abilities.
Notes: John comments that the Griffin library probably has the Necronomicon. There is a brewery called Shoggoth’s Old and Very Peculiar. This is a reference to the Cthulhu Mythos and Neil Gaiman’s Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar. There is a mobster named Kid Cthulhu. There is a very drunk Dracula who has been driven out of his castle by the Communists and has to pay alimony to his brides. This might be a reference to Love at First Bite. Whether it is or not, I would propose this to be another soul clone. There is a reference to Godzilla, though not by name. In a bit of a parody, he is treated as a has-been monster. There is a drug called Martian Red Weed, a reference to War of the Worlds. One place that John visits in his investigation is guarded by combat magician Gravel. John mentions that since the war, a lot of the Nightside restaurants are serving Soylent Green. (Soylent Green is people.) There are some Morlocks at the Strangefellows bar. These are the creatures who exist in the far future in H.G. Wells’ Time Machine. There have been different origins for the Morlocks in the Horror Universe. The initial idea was that they were an evolutionary offshoot of humanity. Other stories have tied them to the Mi-Go of Lovecraft’s Mythos or the descendants of Moreau’s experiments. Whatever the case, these Morlocks are probably from the future, as the Nightside exists outside time and space. John remarks that if Philip Marlowe had had this case, he would have quit and become a plumber. Old Father Time is mentioned. He is a character from Shadows Fall. Also appearing are Bruin Bear and Sea Goat. They are characters from Shadows Fall as well. Their realm is a place where imaginary characters exist, and even real people reside there if they become legends. In many ways, this is similar to Imaginationland from South Park or the Land of Fiction seen in Hellblazer. They may be the same place. It may be that the animated beings brought to life such as the Looney Tunes characters may actually be pulled from this realm. Another character remarks that Griffin’s wife would buy the Maltese Falcon just so that nobody else could have it. A Delorean is spotted, “still spitting discharging tachyons”. Clearly this is the same time machine from Back to the Future. Two elves from A Midsummer’s Night Dream appear. One attendee at a party is Lady Orlando, whose description matches that of Orlando from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

SOUTH PARK (ANIMATED SERIES)
SEASON 14 EPISODE 10 “INSHEEPTION”
Release Date: October 20, 2010 (Contemporary Setting)
Horror Crosses: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Non-Horror Crosses: Inception
The Story: When Mr. Mackey and Stan are found to be hoarders, and a sheep herder is mistaken as a sheep hoarder, a doctor puts them into a dream state to get at their deep problems. However, complications occur, and a team is led into the dream world by Fred Krueger and Dom Cobb.
Notes: This is Fred Krueger and Dom Cobb of the South Park reality, not the main Horror Universe timeline. Here, Krueger used to kill teenagers in their dreams for the military but has since retired. Cobb on the other hand is a shoot first and then shoot again idiot whose goal is to penetrate the layers of dreams further and further, which is actually something the main timeline Cobb would consider dangerous. However, this crossover does bring Inception into the main Horror Universe timeline following the rules for divergent realities. Another version of Krueger appears in South Park’s Imaginationland Trilogy. That version is a tulpa, created by the imaginations of the “real world”. Imaginationland is a realm attached to the South Park reality where everything that is fictional in the South Park reality is real in this pocket realm.

SEASON 14 EPISODE 11 - 13 “COON 2: HINDSIGHT/MYSTERION RISES/COON VS. COON AND FRIENDS”
Release Date: October 27 - November 10, 2010 (Contemporary Setting)
Horror Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos
The Story: The super-heroic Coon forms a new team of heroes called Coon and Friends, but soon the Coon finds himself facing dissention in the ranks, a rival called Captain Hindsight, and Cthulhu, who has risen in reaction to the BP oil spill. Additionally, it is revealed that Mysterion (Kenny McCormick) has the ability to return to life each time he’s killed, with nobody remembering his death, because of his parents’ previous involvement in a Cthulhu cult.
Notes: Technically, the revelation explaining the long running gag regarding Kenny’s death in each episode only to return in the next makes the entire series a crossover with Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Of course, any connection to Lovecraft brings a series in, but we must place South Park in the Horror Multiverse as an alternate reality, for the reasons stated in the series notes above. This storyline is referenced in the 2013 film Thou Gild’st the Even when one of the characters declares “I can’t die” as Kenny does.

FUTURAMA: THE BEAST WITH A BILLION BACKS (ANIMATED FILM)
Release Date: June 24, 2008 (Setting is early 31st Century)
Series: Futurama
Horror Crosses: King Kong
The Story: A rift in space yields the existence of another universe with a single inhabitant. He is a planet sized tentacled intelligent being, who desires to mate with all the inhabitants of Earth and other planets of that universe.
Notes: One of Kong’s species is shown to still exist in this far future. That cross brings in Futurama. This direct to DVD film was one of a series of films that came out after the second cancellation of the Futurama series. Their success would lead to a third incarnation of the series. In syndication, all three iterations of the series and the films are all packaged together as one series. Futurama would take place in one possible alternate future timeline, though the scenes that take place in our current past and present would take place in the main Horror Universe timeline. It should be noted that in Bender’s Big Score, Fry goes back in time and creates a divergent timeline. Events from Bender’s Big Score onward should be a different yet similar timeline than before those events. Including Futurama helps confirm that the Simpsons takes place in another universe, as the Simpsons/Futurama comic book crossover specifically demonstrates that they are from different realities. This film follows Futurama: Bender’s Big Score and is followed by Futurama: Bender’s Game. This film will be referenced in future episodes of Futurama.

ROBOT CHICKEN UNIVERSE--As we have established by now, every fictional character (and real one) has a counterpart in this reality...a sick and twisted counterpart.  The TVCU's Brian and Stewie Griffin have visited this reality very briefly.

TREEHOUSE OF HORROR MULTIVERSE--This is a series of alternate realities similar to the Bongo Anomaly, but in which different horrific events occur.  In one of those realities, Homer clones himself over and over, and one of those clones comes out as Peter Griffin.  FAMILY GUY--"Viewer Mail No. 1"--Radioactive materials gave many superheroes their abilities (e.g. Daredevil). The tanker truck of toxic waste may also be a reference to the film Modern Problems, in which a similar leak gives Chevy Chase telekinesis. This episode spoofed on the improbability of this when Mayor West doused himself in such material and developed lymphoma (the doctor points out that the notion is silly, to which West replies “Silly, yes. Idiotic, yes.”). Ironically, Adam West, who provides his voice and namesake, is best known for playing the superhero Batman, although Batman has no inherent superpowers. He also references his most well-known role when he states “I’ve tangled with superbeings before.”  The characters from Scooby Doo appear in their signature hall of doors gag.  Three short segments, unconnected to each other and the general continuity of the series, usually make-up the Halloween-themed Treehouse of Horror episodes of The Simpsons, a show Family Guy is often compared to.  This episode contains a number (more than usual) of out-of-continuity occurrences: In “Lil’ Griffins,” Cleveland, even though seen as a young kid, still has his mustache, as does Tom Tucker. A young Joe is confined to a wagon in the “Lil’ Griffins” parody, however, in the show’s regular continuity, he did not lose use of his legs until he became a police officer. Peter knows Brian even though he meets Brian as an adult and Brian spent his child(puppy)hood on the Dog farm. Joe wasn’t even around when Peter was a child, because they first meet when Joe moved to Quahog from Providence in a Season One episode. Neither was Quagmire; he and Peter met because Peter was drowning and Quagmire saved him. And Cleveland apparently met Peter when he picked him up in his hippy Volkswagen and was chased by members of the Ku Klux Klan, whom Peter mistakes for ghosts (the two later instances were introduced in the Season Three episode “Death Lives”). Peter and Quagmire are also not millionaires on the show, and Peter is not single. (The Griffins are also not normally super-powered or partially boneless.)Also, Lois was in Peter's 2nd grade class(he was 7). In the regular part of the series, Lois is 2 years younger than Peter, so she is 5 and should be in kindergarten. As well as the fact that he does not meet Lois until he is older and a towel boy for the Pewterschmidts. The first day they met is also referenced in Death Lives and Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater. Because of all these differences between the actual show, this episode is considered non-canon.  FAMILY GUY--"Viewer Mail No. 2"--The episode is a sequel to "Family Guy Viewer Mail No. 1".  In the beginning of the episode, Stewie jokes that the show was based on The Simpsons, but later claims it is based on a British television show leading to the "Chap of the Manor" segment.  Selene can be seen among other vampires (including The Count and Count Chockula) in the Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror XXI.

8 comments:

  1. FAMILY GUY PRESENTS: STEWIE GRIFFIN: THE UNTOLD STORY is not about where Stewie comes from, but about where he goes. Stewie meets a man he THINKS could be his biological father, but turns out to be his time-traveling future self. Stewie goes back to the future with 35 year old Stewart, but when he returns to the present he undoes that entire future timeline... AND is murdered by Stewie from 10 minutes ago, so no one in the Bongoverse is even aware of that future's failed existence.

    There was also an episode of Family Guy that recounts Peter's visit to Dr Katz, pretty sure it aired in 2005, whcih has the psychiatrist claim that his skin is all wiggly because he's having a seizure.

    Likewise, a 2010 episode of Family Guy has Quagmire get it on with Marge Simpson, then murder Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.

    Since these characters are all Bongoverse residents, these crossovers probably count.

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  2. In 2010, the Great Old One Cthulhu teamed up with Eric Cartman. Though most crossovers with characters from other sources can be dismissed as irreverant skitlandian type tales, this crossover lasted three episodes and not only cemented the inclusion of H P Lovecraft's mythos into the Bongo Universe, it also explained the truth behind why Kenny died and comes back to life with no one ever remembering it but himself.

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  3. Cleveland lives in Stoolbend, Virginia, which isn't that far from Arlington, the home of the CIA (and location of Stan's job on American Dad).

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  4. November 1998 - MAD #375 "DR. KATZ vs SOUTH PARK"

    This magazine tells the story of Dr Katz attempt to set up his practice in South Park. All the characters retain their real names and are used in character, as opposed to most MAD MAGAZINE parodies. The entire crossover can be read here; http://www.spscriptorium.com/SPMedia/Scanned/SPScans.htm

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  5. Thanks for the info on the Untold Story. I hadn't seen it and was taking a wild guess.

    I did list Dr. Katz's appearance on Family Guy. See 2001, "Saving Private Brian".

    I meant to put Quagmire's affair, and "attempted but failed" murder of the Simpsons. When I'm doing these things, sometimes things are in my head when I start and are forgotten by the time I get to the end.

    If I had realized the Cthulhu reference in South Park actually tied into the mythos of the show, i.e. Kenny, I would have listed it.

    Yeah, I later looked up and found Cleveland's town, and just forgot to insert it. I don't write these entries in order, but as I find things during my research.

    The Mad Magazine find is great, and I'm wondering if the entire Mad Universe is part of the Bongo Universe rather than Skitlandia. Ms. Swan of Mad TV has appeared on Family Guy, as I mentioned. I forgot to mention when Bart went to Mad Magazine headquarters in New York, he actually saw Alfred E. Newman, Spy vs. Spy, Don Martin's characters, ect. If I bring in all of Mad, that would place on of the Bat-Mite segments from Brave and the Bold into the Bongo Universe as well.

    I really appreciate all the feed back I get from you, James, Gordon, and Toby, whether it's here or on Facebook. Since every crossover involves two charcters, I always have a second chance of correcting an error or including something I missed, and once I'm a year in, I plan on updating/expanding/corrections some of my blogs that are a year old, as well as writing new ones.

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