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Some memorable TV crossover events

This photo provided by NBC shows, from left, James Avery as Philip Banks, Will Smith as William "Will" Smith, and Janet Hubert as Vivian Banks, in episode 7, "Def Poet's Society" from the TV series, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/NBC, Ron Tom
October 12, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Remember the time Urkel met Uncle Jesse? Or when the Fresh Prince crowned Blossom?

Here are some notable crossover events in recent TV history:

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air": The family sitcom starring Will Smith featured characters from several other series, including "The Jeffersons" and "Diff'rent Strokes." It also lent its characters to other series, including "Blossom," in which Mayim Bialik's lead character is ecstatic to run into the Fresh Prince on an elevator and is gifted his hat. Karyn Parsons's character Hilary Banks also appeared on "Blossom."

"Full House": Jaleel White's nerdy "Family Matters" character Steve Urkel once appeared on "Full House," with Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) trying to teach him how to strut and be cool. Meanwhile, Uncle Jesse and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) appeared on "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper."

"Friends": On the 1995 friends episode "The One With Two Parts," cast member Lisa Kudrow's vapid waitress character from "Mad About You," Ursula Buffay, shows up as the twin of Phoebe. The episode also features a cameo from "Mad About You" star Helen Hunt, who walks into Central Perk and mistakens Phoebe for Ursula.

"Grey's Anatomy": "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" shared star Kate Walsh in common and had multiple crossovers with her character, Dr. Addison Montgomery. The biggest crossover event was in February 2009, when Addison's brother is treated at "Grey's Anatomy" hospital Seattle Grace.

"Power Rangers": In a 1998 episode of "Power Rangers in Space" entitled "Shell Shocked," the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turn up — pizza in hand — to help battle an evil princess. "Don't you think it's a little too coincidental that they showed up right when we needed them?" quips the Red Space Ranger.

"The Simpsons": The venerable animated series has had crossovers with several shows, including "Family Guy." In the 2014 "Family Guy" episode "The Simpsons Guy," the Griffins find themselves stuck in Springfield and end up staying with Homer and family. Hilarity ensues as Stewie bonds with Bart over prank phone calls and Homer chows down on doughnuts with Peter.

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