Here it is, the first week of February, 2009, Black History Month, the second month in our year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame. Week One each month is dedicated to the induction of a member of the League of Themselves, those celebrities who appear as the fictional televersions of themselves.
And for this year, this month, we've chosen Snoop Dogg! With appearances as a puppet, a stop-motion action figure, and a puppet - as well as the expected live-action televersion we've seen in many TV shows and commercials - Snoop Dogg has amassed more than the required appearances in at least three TV shows.
Here's a rundown of those appearances in which he was caught in the act of being himself:
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009) (V)
"One Life to Live"
- Uncle-cest Is Best (2008)
- Dogg Day Afternoon (2008)
- Squaw Bury Shortcake (2007)
- The Dream Team (2007)
- MILF Money (2006)
- Two of a Kind (2004)
- Impin' with a Pippin! (2004)
"The Tracy Morgan Show"
- Miracle Street (2004)
- Episode #2.19 (2003)
- Episode #2.3 (2003)
- Mardi Gras '02 (2002)
(With a connection to 'The X-Files', it always did have a fictional feel to it.)
"Just Shoot Me!"
- Finch in the Dogg House (2001)
"The Steve Harvey Show"
- I Do, I Don't (1997)
- No Love Lost (1994)
XM Satellite Radio, 2002
AOL 9.0, 2003
BelCompany (Dutch cellphone retailer), 2005
Chrysler Corp., with Lee Iacocca, 2005
WWE Raw Nation and WrestleMania XXIV, 2008
There was also a TV blipvert for Orbit teeth-whitening gum. And who better to show off a dirty mouth than Snoop Dogg?