I was driving home last week, on a particularly terrible traffic day, when I heard a commercial for a new radio show hosted by Today Show host Hoda Kotb. In my exhaustion from being on the road, and my endless reflection on the recent Game of Thrones finale, this occurred to me:
This made me giggle stupidly to myself, and it got me thinking about the fact that there is no press in Westeros other than ravens. How would it work to have Hodor on The Hoda Show? How would it work to have any type of news carrier across the Seven Kingdoms? You have to wonder if events would have happened the way they did if the Kings Landing Chronicle documented the rumors about the Baratheon children. Of course, not many people could read, so that would be a problem.
In any case, I digress; Hodor on The Hoda Show made me think of a few other mashups I would love to see. Mashups aren’t unheard of in pop culture; one of the best that actually happened was the mashup between Bob’s Burgers and Archer. Both shows being blessed with the amazing voice talents of H. Jon Benjamin (playing Bob and Sterling Archer, respectively), the combination of these two shows was a natural fit. Futurama and Family Guy also mashed up with The Simpsons this past season, creating two episodes that celebrated the tropes of all three shows.
Here are just a few of some of the others I want to see:
Supernatural and American Horror Story: Sam and Dean Winchester would take care of business in each of the American Horror Story settings, thus making a lot of their seasons unnecessary. Unless Twisty showed up at Plucky Pennywhistle’s. Then I think Sam would be begging to go back in the cage with Lucifer rather than deal with his issues.
Gotham and Wayward Pines: Commissioner Gordon would have none of that nonsense from Dr. Pilcher and would be a great ally to Ethan Burke. Harvey, unfortunately, would probably be taken out by the wall, in an unfortunate bid for freedom. But would Bruce still have the best house in Wayward Pines, and be a part of the First Generation? And what would Nurse Pam’s villainous alias be? The Ratchet?
True Blood and The Originals: Who will Sookie seduce this week? Klaus? Bee-ill? Rebekah? All creatures, human and supernatural, can share drinks at Bellefleur’s and talk about the oppressive heat in the South before making terrible choices in regards to their relationships.
Sons of Anarchy and Girls: Hannah can write about the brooding Jax, and Marnie and the rest of the gang can make their way through the SAMCRO boys “one mistake at a time.” Until Gemma puts them all in their place and helps them realize there is already enough drama in life, it doesn’t need to be created, and Tara contemplates whether or not she wants out of “the life” after seeing the group of girls she could be hanging with.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Workaholics: Or maybe not. Nothing would happen in this mashup. Like literally nothing, other than everyone trying to get out of a making a mashup and ending up in a ridiculous and embarrassing situation.
Anyway, add in your mash ups in the comments!