Friday, March 4, 2011



We probably all have fictional versions of ourselves in Toobworld - I myself can count 'The Ranger Andy Show', 'The Hap Richards Show', and 'The Late Show with David Letterman' as the credentials for my televersion (which is why I shamelessly inducted myself into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame for my big milestone birthday in 2005.) But somehow (as if we didn't know why), it's only the televersions of celebrities who seem to get any notice.

Unlike many other TV crossover sites, the Toobworld Dynamic accepts televersions as legitimate crossover characters. And as such, they are just as worthy to be accepted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.

March seems like as good a time as any to celebrate the televersion as a theme for the Hall of Fame, so we've found the perfect candidate this month: Joan Rivers!

The comedienne, actress, talk show host, fashion commentator, the acid (tongued) queen known as Joan of Snark, has not only established her presence in Toobworld, but she's also related to a fictional character over there in the TV Universe (as seen in 'Z Rock').

Here's the rundown of her "priors":

2004-2010 'Nip/Tuck'

2008-2009 'Z Rock'

2008 'Shrink Rap'

2006 'Boston Legal' 2004 'ALF's Hit Talk Show'

2004 'I'm with Her'

2002 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

1990 '227'

1987 'The Dame Edna Experience'

(Actually, that's a picture from Joan's talk show from the mid-1980's. Dame Edna made her first American TV appearance on that show.)

And she even has a counterpart in the TV dimension code-named Earth Prime-Time/MOTW - the world of the American Presidents in TV Movies of the Week:

2004 "First Daughter"

So Joan Rivers is more than worthy to be the latest member of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame!

Joan Rivers with a fellow member of the TVXOHOF:
Lucille Ball squeezes one off....

With so many "legitimate" qualifications for entry, I have no problem adding her talk show, the Comedy Central roast of her, her tenure in 'Celebrity Apprentice', and even her latest appearance - at this year's Super Bowl.....


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