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I mentioned Poobala’s Crossovers & Spin Offs site in a 2007 post about some of my favorite TV crossovers. Allow me to restate how fantastic this site is. Sure, the web design aesthetic is straight out of the year 1997, but the content cannot be topped. Take this little example.

My wife’s latest guilty pleasure from the local library is the Charlie’s Angels DVDs. I can be easily talked in to watching 50 minutes of Jaclyn Smith, so I’ve come along for the ride on a few episodes as well. I was especially intrigued by a special episode which took the Angels to Las Vegas to help guest star Dean Martin.

What could be better than Dean Martin putting the moves on Kate Jackson? How about Bosley making repeated references to a fellow investigator, Dan Tanna, whom the Angels just have to meet? Could a Charlie’s Angels/Vega$ crossover be in store? A quick trip to confirmed that indeed it was.

Disappointingly, the above minute of video includes the entirety of Robert Urich’s participation in a two part episode. Cue the horn.

However, my visit to Poobala revealed that I also have an Angels/Love Boat crossover to look forward to. And I have high hopes for that.

By | 2017-03-17T02:55:17+00:00 November 16th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , |4 Comments

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  1. Jeeg February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    I don't recall the specific Indiana references in Good Morning Miss Bliss, but I think the best bet would be to explain them away so that the group was in California all along. I doubt that tactic would work and there seem to be continuity holes all over the place, so it's probably a lost cause.

    As a nerd it saddens me that we can't bring complete logic and continuity to a TV universe.

  2. Carlin February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    One could argue that Zack, Screech and Lisa's dads all worked for the same company and all of them got transferred to California. Thus, all families moved at the same time and wound up living close enough that they went to the same school. And then you could argue that they happened to go to a school built by the same guy who designed the school in Indiana.

    But then what about Mr. Belding? Or what about the fact that Zack references that he and Kelly have known each other for a long time even though he just moved there?

    The only thing I can come up with is that in order to deal with some sort of problem he was having with Kelly, Zack used his supernatural time-shifting abilities to visit an alternate reality where he, Screech, Lisa and Mr. Belding all lived in Indiana. Eh…I don't really like that either.

    One major oddity that Poobala doesn't cover about Saved by the Bell is the Tori Scott anomaly. Kelly and Jessie disappear without any explanation for eleven episodes, Tori shows up, and then in the last episode, Tori is gone and Kelly and Jessie are back.

    Something very odd is going on at Bayside High.

  3. Jeeg February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Indeed I did. As odd as it seems on the surface, I can accept the notion of that crossover since Zack would every so often supernaturally stop time in episodes of Saved by the Bell. Clearly some magic is afoot in that universe.

    What I can't explain is how the entire school, some of the faculty, and key students all moved from Indiana to California over a summer. CT and I have gone around on that one several times, but have never come up with a satisfactory answer.

  4. Court February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Thanks 😐 I just wasted an hour reading that site. Did you know about the connections between 'That's So Raven' and 'Saved by the Bell'?

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