The Crossover by Kwame AlexanderWith a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight Im delivering, announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, hes got mad beats, too, that tell his familys story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood.
Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their storys heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.
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Reiser played Paul Buchman, a documentary film maker. Hunt played Jamie Stemple Buchman, a public relations specialist. Near the end of the show's run, the couple had a baby daughter, whom they named Mabel. The series focused mainly on the newlyweds while they dealt with everything from humorous daily minutiae to major struggles. The show's willingness to find comedy in realistic situations and observational dialogue garnered it comparisons to Seinfeld , another NBC comedy about thirty-somethings in New York City. The series was shuffled away from its Tuesday slot to prop up a flagging Monday line-up of comedies on NBC. The theme was originally performed by Andrew Gold, but a version performed by Anita Baker made its debut midway through the season.
On March 6, , a limited series revival was picked up by Spectrum Originals. On September 5, , it was announced that the first six episodes of the revival will premiere on November 20, , and another six episodes will be released on December 18, The series focuses mainly on newlyweds Paul Buchman, a documentary filmmaker, and Jamie Stemple Buchman, a public relations specialist, as they deal with everything from humorous daily minutiae to major struggles. Near the end of the show's run, they have a baby daughter, whom they name Mabel. However, ratings fell sharply that year as the series was shuffled away from its Tuesday slot to prop up a fledgling Monday night line-up of comedies on NBC. The theme was originally performed by Andrew Gold , but a version performed by Anita Baker made its debut at the beginning of the sixth season. Baker's version was used on several episodes of the last two seasons, in addition to Gold's version, and appears on the show's soundtrack album.
We love a good crossover. Whether it's Buffy dropping in on Angel in, um, Angel , or the Cheers lot heading to Seattle to hang out with their pal Frasier, there's nothing like seeing old friends in new surroundings. But some shows are so radically different they'd have to break their own space-time continuum in order to merge. Shows like that would never, ever cross over Would they? Cops , a reality TV programme known for its gritty aesthetic, was merged with a slickly shot sci-fi show about a couple of government agents investigating aliens and werewolves and stuff. The whole thing was cooked up by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, and the episode had a similarly intoxicating effect as blue meth but made you feel even more guilty afterwards.
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But, wait a minute: Were they actually set in the same universe?! Could it be? We are seriously stumped after taking a closer look at all the crossovers over the years. It's our dayjob! And we burn easily in summertime!
Friends was a show in some ways like the show Seinfeld. It was another sitcom about a bunch of friends living in New York. Unlike most Seinfeld clones though, Friends managed to establish an identity of its own and become a success in its own right. At the time it started, one of its stars, Lisa Kudrow who played Phoebe Buffay, was also appearing in a recurring role on the sitcom Mad About You as Ursula. Ursula was an incompetent waitress at a restaurant frequented by the shows main characters Paul and Jamie. It wouldn't be impossible for Lisa to do both shows since Ursula was not a central character and just appeared occasionally.