Five animated mashups we might desperately need


53 Responses to “Five animated mashups we might desperately need”

  1. Gerald Mander says:

    Must … have … Walter’s Lab … T shirt!  Wallet … aching.  Must … must….

  2. Deekman says:

    I don’t think I could disagree with this article more. Let these worlds exist on there own. While sometimes cartoon crossovers can work the match ups here I feel don’t mesh together at all.

    • Chentzilla says:

      It’s one of those “list” articles with intentionally bad lists made for you to disagree with them and bring more clicks. Didn’t think I’ll find those on BoingBoing, and just when I thought Jamie has finally learned how to write for this venue.
      Well, at least each item wasn’t on a separate page.
      Kinda related: 

    • Kimmo says:

      Seriously? The American Dad / Boondocks combo is a pretty inspired notion, IMO.

  3. bryan rasmussen says:

    “. In the end, everyone at the concert dies because of some mechanical malfunction caused by H.E.L.P.E.R. Boom — YUMMY.”

    obv. Brock does not die, and Dethklok thinks Brock is so cool and rocks and all that, they turn out to be real Brock fanboys so there could be a funny sequence where Hank asks them if they don’t think they’re embarassing themselves too much.

    Hank and Dean should die, despite being death prone they haven’t died so much since the possibility of cloning was removed. There would of course have to be an out on their deaths – perhaps involving Satan?

    • ldobe says:

      Bring in Brock’s “special friend” the ant queen, and have her use some kind of good necromancy (better than Orpheus’ of course, since he hasn’t been enough of the show punching bag yet)

  4. Derek Tank says:

    No thanks, Adventure Time’s great writing and memorable cast doesn’t need to be watered down by crossing over with a rather mediocre show that only got popular because of an obsessive fan base.
    Love the Walter’s Laboratory picture though.

    • Bersl says:

      Hmm, I wonder what the attendees of the currently-taking-place Everfree Northwest would have to say about this assessment?

      Just kidding. :D

      (EDIT: I don’t think the crossover would quite fit, either, but that’s because they are aren’t similar enough but aren’t dissimilar enough either.)

    • Dave X says:

       I was going to say the same thing, but switched-around. Adventure Time is one of those made-to-be-crappy cartoons for adults– absolutely forgettable.

    • PXL says:

      I’m with you. All adding the two together would accomplish would be unnecessary twee-ness. Part of AT’s fun is that there’s some barely concealed darkness underneath the bright colors- it’s not just candy all the way down, candy characters notwithstanding.

  5. Christopher says:

    Oh great, now I’ve got a craving for Pop Rocks dissolved in Mountain Dew.

    • Donald Petersen says:

      That does sound good.  I like dissolving raspberry Emergen-C into Mountain Dew.  Fifty-four milligrams of caffeine and 1,000 mg of Vitamin C makes for a refreshing midafternoon pick-me-up.  And it doesn’t look so much like antifreeze.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        For those who don’t want a children’s drink, four ounces of Ketel One and two Vicodin, shaken over ice and served with a twist of lemon and an amyl nitrate float on top.

  6. show me says:

    I think a crossover of a live action show with an animated show would be a trip, and I have just the idea: Phineas and Ferb and Breaking Bad. They could have a competition on who could cook the best blue crystal.

  7. Chris says:

    Aqua Teen and Squidbillies also share a Co-Creater (Dave Willis) and are produced by the same production company (Radical Axis.) 

    • Maggie Large says:

      Your information is a bit outdated– Awesome Inc. now produces those shows.

    • Preston Sturges says:

      Dana Snyder does Master Shake, Granny Squidbilly, and The Alchemist on The Venture Brothers (Best line – “That is the gayest thing I have ever seen, and I say that as someone who has sex with other men.”)

  8. tyger11 says:

    some other possibilities:

    Hong Kong Phooey and Samurai Pizza Cats
    Samurai Pizza Cats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Rocky and Bullwinkle and Pinky and the Brain
    Pinky and the Brain and the Powerpuff Girls
    Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans
    Teen Titans and Kim Possible

    and the one I’d most like to see:

    Batman Beyond and Tron: Uprising

    • Conan Librarian says:

      All of those shows aside from Tron are long since over (And Hong Kong Phooey died with Disco I’m afraid.)

      • tyger11 says:

         Still just as likely as an of original mashups, though. If not more likely, due to rights issues. Dead franchises probably cost a lot less to license. :)

        • Conan Librarian says:

          Dead franchises are most times even more hard to work with. All thanks to the “locked away forever in the vault so that nobody can profit even a dime from them but me” mentality of the copyright cartels. 
          They would rather let it rot and be gone forever then let anybody else use them. They are a bit like Gollum in that regard, except without the vindicated in the end part.

  9. bcsizemo says:


  10. Ramone says:

    I’d go for Venture Bros. in the Star Wars universe. “The Clone Wars” would take on a whole new meaning.

  11. Cory Trevor says:

    The Venture Bros. is already a pretty sweet mash up on its own…

    • Preston Sturges says:

      Aside from when they run into the Jonny Quest gang (Jonny is in a 12 step program) and we also saw Race get killed, the most fully realized mashup was when the compound is infiltrated by the Scooby Doo gang, except they seem to be a mixture of the Manson family and the Symbionese Liberation Army (“Do you want to go back in the box Patty?”)

      But something’s fishy in the state of Denmark. I can feel a mystery coming on!
      Teeeed, you said I could see my parents.
      This was on the way, Patty.
      We’ve been driving to my parents’ house for ten years. You promised.
      Patty, being out of your box isn’t a right. It’s a privilege. Baby, you don’t wanna go back in your box, do you?

      • ldobe says:

        RUSTY: What’s wrong with the boys Brock?

        BROCK: They saw their own clones doc. I think they’re some kind of …. Saw their own clones…. Coma

    • BadIdeaSociety says:

      If Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer want to do a sort of crossover they will just manufacture it flawlessly into the “Venture Bros” cannon. Why risk the creators of another show ruining a nearly flawless series?

  12. Conan Librarian says:

    Batman: The Brave and The Bold did some interesting mash-ups while it was on. 

  13. Boundegar says:

    After the Gintama/SKET Dance crossover, I never want to see another mashup ever again.

  14. Lithi says:

    American Dad and the Boondocks? YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! 

  15. Preston Sturges says:

    Two best mashups ever:

    Harvey Birdman in “The Dabba Don” where Fred Flintstone is a gangster.  just seeing the intro with Fred driving the Flintmobile to the Sopannoes theme was priceless.

    The Boondocks with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson ( and Charley Murphy) doing the voice of the rich white punks, mixing in Don Rumsfeld talking about “unknown unknowns”  with Pulp Fiction (“Say “what” again! I dare you”)

  16. BadIdeaSociety says:

    Here are my recommended crossovers:

    American Dad meets Black Dynamite
    Stewie (From Family Guy) v. Dexter (From Dexter’s Lab)
    The 2 Stupid Dogs go to the Land of Ooo (Adventure Time)
    Gordon Schumway in the Land of Ooo (Alf: The Animated Series/Adventure Time Crossover)
    The Aquabats Join the SSSP (The Aquabats: Super Show/Ultraman Crossover)
    Popeye Enters the Tenkai Ichi Budokai (Popeye/Dragonball Crossover)
    The Simpsons Move to Moralton (The Simpsons/Moral Orel Crossover)
    Quailman Goes to the Olympics (Akira/Doug Crossover)

  17. Aqua Teen (Unit (Something)) and Squidbillies actually share two voice actors. Dana Snyder, as you mentioned, and Dave Willis who plays Denny in Squidbillies and Meatwad in ATHF. Also writes, directs, produces and co-created both.

  18. Preston Sturges says:

    The “Mad” magazine kids show has some good mash-ups.  When Thor came out they did “The Jersey Thor” 

  19. Halloween_Jack says:

    I’d like to see a “Breaking in the Middle” TV movie that explains that Bryan Cranston is playing the same character in Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad. “Hal” is Lois’ nickname for Walter White,  and after he finds out that only Malcolm is his biological son (Lois, as it turned out, is too much woman to be satisfied by one man), he divorces her and marries his old girlfriend, Skyler. You’d have to play around with the time continuity of the shows a bit, and Hal and Lois would have had to have gotten married at a very young age, but it would just about work. Partially justified by the fact that (at least when I was watching MitM; I skipped out on the last few seasons) we never found out Hal’s last name or what he did for a living, and it also explains where Malcolm’s brains come from. It also sets up the return of Malcolm to BB as a brilliant if slightly bitter young chemist, who decides to reconcile with his estranged father, only to figure out almost instantly what Walter’s secret life is all about and is conflicted as to whether he should give up his dad to the DEA or join him in a life of crime. You know that you’d love it.

  20. rtresco says:

    I would like to see the community-based cartoons of the 80s as tribes in a large Survivor or Hunger Games mash-up. Smurfs, Snorks, Biskitts, Paw Paw Bears, etc..

  21. Guest says:

    Wow.  I was the original Head Writer on ‘Dexter’s Lab’ and love the ‘Walter’s Laboratory’ design above!!  I’ve seen lots of mashup/fan-modified art type stuff and that one is GENIUS.
    I’ve found it’s available on t-shirst but I’m picturing it more for some game room coasters for me.

  22. Art says:

    A Walter and Jesse t shirt is a must have!   Great graphic :)

  23. While the “mash-up” is mostly a post-post-modern annoyance, I must confess I’d be first on line for a “Shallow Gravy / Dethklok” concert….

  24. C W says:

    I like the t-shirt design, but poorly-written and unnecessary mashups belong in the fanfic realm. This stuff makes me cringe.

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