When you love TV as much as I do, there’s nothing finer than when two beloved shows collide. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we have all sorts of incarnations of the phenomenon and some of my personal favorites are the Tumblr mashups wherein quotes from one show are superimposed onto images from another. The dialogue from, let’s say, an Arrested Development episode goes so amazingly with screencaps from Downton Abbey it seems as though the marriage was written in the stars. Just take a look:
1. Arrested Downton
2. Parks & Meth
You have to wonder if Ron Swanson were a meth wizard, how quickly Walter’s empire would’ve crumbled. . .
Arrested’s writing is so poignant, it makes a wonderful bedfellow for many other shows’ images. This Game of Thrones pairing is superb and is best enjoyed with copious wine and mass slaughterings at weddings.
The more I looked through this collection and thought about it, the more I realized Don Draper really is basically a Jack Donaghy/Tracy Jordan hybrid. The Tumblrs that make you think are the best. And Peggy is kind of the original Liz Lemon in a lot of ways.
Just imagining Archer’s inimitable voice emerging from the mouths of Mad Men’s finest is enough to make me giggle.
And again, how perfectly does some of this dialogue work?!
And no mashup list would be complete without Parks & Rec/Game of Thrones. It’s Ben Wyatt’s favorite show for crying out loud! Let’s face it, April Ludgate would totally be Cersei Lannister if she existed in the GoT universe.