This being Ye Olde Month of Sweeps, we are feasting rather than fasting when it comes to crossovers in just the first week alone.
Two other shows made interesting connections last week, and both of them linked to current talk shows.
First up was the "Joey And The Sex Tape" episode of the abysmal 'Joey'. In order to head off a spurned ex-girlfriend's threat to release said videotape, Joey had to apologize live on Ellen DeGeneres' show.
Meanwhile, Oprah's best friend Gayle King (I think her job description really is "Oprah's Best Friend"!) helped the four women of 'Hot Properties' get into the Big O's studio. This happened the night following 'Joey' during the episode "Waiting For Oprah". (There is some nice timing in that, since here in the Real World there has been a lot of press about Oprah's 20th anniversary on the air.)
Fictional characters appearing real talk shows has long been a tradition in Toobworld. Here are a few other examples:
'Cheers' - 'Tonight'
'Seinfeld' - 'Tonight', 'Today', 'Live With Regis And Kathie Lee'
'Here's Lucy' - 'Tonight'
'Will & Grace' - 'Today'
'The Nanny' - 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show'
'The Simpsons' - 'Live With Regis And Kathie Lee'
Now THAT's cilantro!