How did we remember anything before the Internet? If it wasn't in a library book, a file cabinet, or a computer database the size of a living room, it wasn't easy to hang onto a piece of information. So here's one way being alive is more interesting than people think it is: pre-Internet television writers took their show universes into insane directions, whenever they felt like it, with the hope nobody would remember the insanity by next week. So on this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Siobhan Thompson (Rick & Morty, Dimension 20) and Andrew Ti (Mixed-ish, Yo Is This Racist?) for a trip through the strangest canon ever grafted onto a TV show. They'll turn up late-season canon decisions that broke entire television universes. Also be sure to listen for strange network promos and a stranger talk show appearance that make your favorite science fiction worlds too bizarre to comprehend.


Footnotes

Siobhan Thompson on Twitter

Andrew Ti on Twitter

Dimension 20/YouTube

Yo, Is This Racist?

5 Crossover Episodes That Led To Chaos and Insanity

5 Weird Supernatural Plots In Famous Sitcoms

6 Movie and TV Universes That Overlap in Mind-Blowing Ways

7 Beloved Characters That Were Shamefully Exploited

Blackadder Goes Forth/IMDB

Killer shows trade laughs with 'CSI,' 'Men' writers swap"/USA Today

Kids WB Promo- Ash & Bruce Wayne/YouTube

Fox Kids - King of the Hill meets Silver Surfer/YouTube

20 Hidden Details In Star Trek: First Contact Only Super Fans Noticed/ScreenRant

Serenity in Battlestar Galactica/YouTube

Armin Shimerman interview - Regis & Kathie Lee/YouTube

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