Wednesday, February 11, 2009

An open letter to Shonda Rhimes

    Dear Shonda,

    Last Thursday night, you aired a much hyped (at least in my world) “Crossover” event between Grey’s Anatomy and it’s spin-off show, Private Practice.

    First of all, I would like to state for the record that I LOVE these shows. Nothing makes me happier than 1 hour of Patrick Dempsey and Katherine Heigl (Please don’t kill Izzie!) followed by 1 hour of Tim Daly and Kate Walsh. Add an exciting crossover event to that already fun night and I just couldn’t wait for Thursday.

    But see, Thursday came and, well… There was no crossover. I got really angry… I mean PISSED (just ask Abby). But then I started thinking. Maybe, Shonda, you just don’t know what a crossover event REALLY is. Let me explain for you.

    Wikipedia defines a (fictional) crossover as "the placement of two or more otherwise discrete fictional characters, settings, or universes into the context of a single story."

    Here are some examples of awesome crossovers:
    • Multiple episodes of A Different World when various members of the Huxtable family went to visit Denise.
    • The episode of Friends where the ladies from Mad About You, Jamie (Helen Hunt) and her friend, have coffee at Central Perk and think Phoebe is Ursula.
    • Any episode of Frasier that Lilith, Sam or Woody (from Cheers) appeared on.
    • In one episode of Empty Nest, Sophia (from the Golden Girls) brings their dog back to them. It was great.
    • On several episodes of Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast members appeared- Oz, Willow, Buffy… Then Angel on Buffy…
    I’m going to stop there, because I could go on and on. Those are things I could think of without too much research. Now, according to the Wikipedia article (which I don’t fully agree with) a spin-off is technically a crossover all by itself. Ok, whatever. But you, Shonda, advertised a crossover event and heavily implied (through the freakin’ ad that showed the characters from one show on the set of the other show) that it would be taking place last Thursday. Well, it didn’t. That was NOT a crossover. Addison calling Derek does NOT count as a crossover.

    I just thought I’d clear that up for you.

    Love, Megan

    P.S. Please don’t kill Izzie… I can’t stand Meredith.

    5 comments:

    1. I couldn't agree more. Love the blog. Can't wait to read more!

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    2. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the roomers are heavily flying that Izzie and George and leaving...maybe Meredith will start to grow on you! :)

      -Sarah

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    3. Meg, you should be writing a sitcom! You are too funny You must get that from your mother!

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    4. My life is complete. All my friends have blogs now. :-)

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    5. What about when Urkle launched his jetpack through the Winslow's roof then crashed through the house on Step By Step...Cody was all like "Duddddddde...." :-P

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