OK K.O.! and the Art of the Crossover

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes featured five crossovers over its three seasons, and each of them was done differently. A Hero’s Fate concluded the story of showrunner Ian Jones-Quartey’s old webcomic, The Power is Yours brought is Captain Planet, Crossover Nexus unified four current Cartoon Network shows, Monster Party wrote Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School into Enid’s backstory, and Let’s Meet Sonic… Well, we met Sonic.

It took three things for OK KO to make these crossovers well: a wild world where anyone can exist, no place on the power scale for guest characters, and a whole heaping nostalgia for the old shows being crossed over with. With those ingredients, OK KO made four excellent nostalgia trips and a great crossover for Cartoon Network’s current franchises.

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  1. Excellent video! (◕‿◕✿)

    When I see all the great crossovers in this show, or even stuff like a grown-up Brendon Small from Home Movies appearing on one of the last episodes of Clarence (no really), I’d honestly prefer if characters from finished or even cancelled shows just appeared in one-off episodes of new shows. It’s much more fun than just doing a full on reboot.

    Heck, they could even be like Skarr from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and become a supporting character. (This is something O.K. K.O. as well. The President of the Universe was actually a one-off character from Secret Mountain Fort Awesome. Gertie also came from this show, but in her case the episode she was made for was never completed.)

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