Crossovers are all the rage these days. Growing up as a fan of comic books, the idea of crossover is not very popular with me, but seeing the mainstream behind the concept was strange. From the upcoming Waner Brothers MultiVersus Game – where players can make Shaggy throw hands with Arya Stark – to Spider-Man: No way home, Crossovers are a trick that won’t stop.
Blame our media-saturated culture. Americans have become so addicted to entertainment that the pure, unpolished diversions we first fell in love with need to be confused with something else to make the hit worthwhile. It’s enough to make you want to go back to the days of television, where dysfunctional families brought studio audiences with them wherever they went, and devious detectives solving murders among Gray Poupon ads. Makes me want to wear some Colombo.
However, after a few episodes, I started thinking, ‘Dude, Colombo is such a manager. He can solve anything. I bet you if you put him in death noteHe’ll hit it in 40 minutes, plus a commercial. “And then I’m back where I started. I’m back in crossovers.
YouTuber Gianni Matragrano apparently heard my cries and the weird crossover came to fruition on his channel. The Matragrano channel is strangely filled with videos of Colombo in various franchises (including star Wars) and they all work. Why do they all work? When do transfers end?