Love Cuban food and cocktails? Try The I Love Lucy Cookbook by Jenn Fujikawa.

By Michelle Darrisaw

Ever felt hungry when watching Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) bribe her husband Ricky (Desi Arnaz) with his favorite chicken and rice dish on I Love Lucy? What about those Sunday family dinner scenes from Blue Bloods or the Vulcan and Romulan cuisine featured on Star Trek? Of course, we'd be remiss not to include the Winchester brothers' diner favorites from Supernatural or the envy-inducing Krabby Patties that draw lines of ravenous sea creatures to the Krusty Krab in SpongeBob SquarePants.

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Julian McMahon as Jess LaCroix, Roxy Sternberg as Sheryll Barnes, Miguel Gomez as Ivan Ortiz, Zeeko Zaki as Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan, and Missy Peregrym as Maggie Bell.

Photo: Mark Schfer/CBS.

By Nate Millado

FBI: International—the globe-trotting iteration of the popular franchise—kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 21, as part of a three-hour crossover premiere event! So you'll get introduced to the Fly Team's special agents with a little help from some friends, including FBI's OA (Zeeko Zaki) and Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym) and FBI: Most Wanted's Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon).

Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen our favorite characters from different shows cross paths. Watch rounds up some of our favorite crossover events!

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By Nate Millado

Originally published in Watch Magazine, November-December 2020.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend sing a broadway number in a mall.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Vincent Rodriguez III, Pete Gardner, Rachel Bloom, Sean van der Wilt, and Santino Fontana.

Photo Credit: CW Network/Courtesy Everett Collection.

"My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves!"

Original airdate: Nov. 30, 2015

It may not be as enduring as Wham!'s "Last Christmas"—or as endearing as Mariah's perennial holiday bop—but dare we say "California Christmastime" is just as catchy? Rebecca and the gang deliver an irreverent showstopper replete with eggnog froyos, a Vietnamese elf, Sublime, pants-less Chet—and a "baked" Santa. And yes, Josh busts out some sweet dance moves!

Everybody Loves Raymond

Katherine Helmond shows an engraved toaster to Patricia Heaton and Ray Romano\u200b in a scene from Everybody Loves Raymond.

Everybody Loves Raymond's Katherine Helmond, Patricia Heaton, and Ray Romano.

Photo Credit: Spike Nannarello/CBS.

"The Toaster"

Original airdate: Dec. 14, 1998

Neurotic Ray obsesses over what family and friends think of his carefully thought-out gift: an engraved toaster. It's a hit with Debra's picky parents, but without even opening the box, Frank and Marie trade it in for a coffee maker, not realizing its sentimental value. Ray raises a stink, and hilarity ensues as the Barones attempt to recover their son's present.

Everybody Hates Chris

Imani Hakim and Tichina Arnold look askance at each other in a scene from Everybody Hates Chris.

Imani Hakim and Tichina Arnold look askance at each other in a scene from Everybody Hates Chris.

Photo Credit: Robert Voets/UPN.

"Everybody Hates Christmas"

Original airdate: Dec. 15, 2005

Loosely based on his wonder years in "Bed-Stuy," New York, Chris Rock's period sitcom finds the funny in true-to-life situations. At home, Chris wants a Walkman for Christmas, but his parents can't afford it. At school he discovers that the canned food drive for the needy is actually for his own family!

M*A*S*H

Alan Alda examining a patient in a foxhole while dressed in a santa costume.

M*A*S*H's Dr. Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda) saves Christmas.

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"Dear Dad"

Original airdate: Dec. 17, 1972

Hawkeye writes home to his father, recounting the holiday happenings at the 4077th: Radar attempting to mail a Jeep home, piece by piece; Colonel Blake conducting an awkward sex education lecture; Klinger threatening to blow Frank up with a grenade. Hawkeye is chosen to be Santa Claus at a party for orphans, but an urgent call about a wounded soldier at the front forces him to bail. A helicopter whisks the chief surgeon to the field to perform emergency surgery—still in his Santa outfit.

Supernatural

Merrilyn Gann\u200b holds Jared Padalecki violently against a sewer wall.

Supernatural's Jared Padalecki and Merrilyn Gann.

Photo Credit: Marcel Williams/The CW.

"A Very Supernatural Christmas"

Original airdate: Dec. 13, 2007

Sam and Dean track down an Anti-Claus demon that violently drags its victims up the chimney once a year—not quite warm and fuzzy. Still, this "Special Presentation"—with a retro title card to boot—isn't all doom and gloom. We flash back to 1991 and learn the origin of Dean's amulet, plus the Winchester brothers break out their trademark wit (even while being tortured by pagan gods).

How I Met Your Mother

Alyson Hannigan and a How I Met Your Mother at Christmas scene

How I Met Your Mother's Lily (Alyson Hannigan).

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"How Lily Stole Christmas"

Original airdate: Dec. 11, 2006

Ted nearly ruins Winter Wonderland for Marshall when he calls Lily "a bad word . . . a very, very bad word." (Of course, Ted censors the story for his kids, using the word "Grinch.") Other developments in this legendary episode: suitless Barney! Plus, Marshall gifts Lily an Easy-Bake Oven, something she always wanted but was never allowed to have. The ol' college pals bury the hatchet—turns out Ted held a grudge against Lily for ghosting him after she broke off her engagement to Marshall. But oh, fudge—we never do find out what the bad word was!

The Jeffersons

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The Jeffersons cast, clockwise from bottom right: Damon Evans, Isabel Sanford, Zara Cully, Berlinda Tolbert, Ned Wertimer, Franklin Cover, Roxie Roker, Paul Benedict, Marla Gibbs, and Sherman Hemsley.

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"984 W. 124th St., Apt. 5C"

Original airdate: Dec. 24, 1977

George Jefferson is many things—loud, outspoken, rude, materialistic—but he can be a big softy, too. When Louise discovers her husband has been sending secret payments to an address she doesn't recognize, she's naturally suspicious. (Is George having an affair?!) Weezy follows him to Harlem and is shocked to find out that "Apt. 5C" is where George grew up in poverty. Apparently, George promised himself that if he made it big, he'd never let anyone living there have another terrible holiday.

The Twilight Zone

Art Carney as Henry Corwin in a Christmas-themed episode of The Twilight Zone

Art Carney as Henry Corwin in a Christmas-themed episode of The Twilight Zone.

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"The Night of the Meek"

Original airdate: Dec. 23, 1960

Rod Serling's morality plays tend to skew more terrifying and eerie, but this Christmas-themed installment bucks the trend. It's actually quite touching. A down-and-out department store Santa named Henry Corwin—fired for being drunk on the job—stumbles upon a magical sack of presents. Doling out gifts brings him so much joy that he wishes he could do it every year. The final-act twist implies that Corwin's wish comes true and he heads to the North Pole to become the real Santa!

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Phyllis (Cloris Leachman), Mary (Mary Tyler Moore), and Rhoda (Valerie Harper) from The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Phyllis (Cloris Leachman), Mary (Mary Tyler Moore), and Rhoda (Valerie Harper) from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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"Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II"

Original airdate: Dec. 19, 1970

Poor Mary: All she wants for Christmas is to spend the holiday with her parents. Sadly, Christmas is just like any other day when you work in a newsroom. So she proposes a quiet Christmas Eve instead with best friend Rhoda. But this plan, too, is derailed when a desperate co-worker begs Mary to cover his shift in addition to her own. Anyone who's ever spent the holidays away from home will relate to this bittersweet episode. Happily, Mary's workplace family comes to the rescue: Mr. Grant, Murray, and Ted surprise her at the end of her shift to take her out for drinks.

All In The Family

ean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, and Sally Struthers in All in the Family\u200b.

Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, and Sally Struthers in All in the Family.

Photo Credit: CBS Photo Archive.

"Christmas Day at the Bunkers'"

Original airdate: Dec. 18, 1971

Belligerent, blue-collar bigot Archie Bunker is a Scrooge practically every day of the year—but he's particularly irate this Christmas. He bah-humbugs at his hippie son-in-law, carolers, the Jeffersons—even the nun soliciting donations at his doorstep. In a surprisingly touching scene with long-suffering wife Edith, Archie reluctantly reveals why he's not in a festive mood: Thanks to a work screw-up, he wasn't given a Christmas bonus.

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Alexander Calvert as Jack, Jared Padalecki as Sam, Misha Collins as Castiel, and Jensen Ackles as Dean.

Photo Credit: Brendan Meadows/The CW .

Baby, what a ride it's been! It's television's longest-running sci-fi fantasy show—and certainly the longest-running series ever on The CW—but on Thursday, Nov. 19, Supernatural comes to an end. Originally set to sign off in the spring, Supernatural's long goodbye was made even longer by the coronavirus pandemic, and the final seven episodes aired this fall instead.

We've already rounded up our 18 most memorable Supernatural episodes. Now we look ahead to the iconic series' swan song.

Don't miss the series finale of Supernatural, airing this Thursday, Nov. 19 at 9/8c on The CW. Stream free the next day only on The CW.

The two-hour event begins at 8/7c with "The Long Road Home"—a preview of the finale with the cast and crew.

Dean And Sam Winchester Say Farewell

Dean grabs Sam by the collar

Jared Padelecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean in the pilot episode.

Photo Credit: © The WB / Justin Lubin.

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki both used sports analogies to button-up Season 15's final episodes. Ackles likens them to the "fourth quarter" of a football game, while Padalecki calls them the 26th mile of a marathon. (Coincidentally, the Supernatural stars finished the 2018 Seattle marathon together for charity).

Ackles told ET he was dreading March because he's not good at saying goodbyes, so he was somewhat relieved when production halted. Once they returned to shoot the last batch, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, it became more of a "see you later" than a final farewell. Padalecki says he and Jensen even snuck in a few Easter eggs for hardcore fans who have stuck with them for 15 years—so keep an eye out!

An Ode To The Best Fans

There's a saying: "Supernatural never dies." Padalecki credits the fandom for sticking with them for 15 years and being critical to the show's success. "[You're] the reason why Supernatural will never truly die." The end weighed heavily on Ackles, who posted on Instagram on the final day of shooting: "To those I have worked with on this journey and to those who have watched and supported ... you will never understand my great appreciation for you. 'Thank you' doesn't cover it. There just aren't words. I'm so grateful for these memories that I will carry with me forever. What a ride it has been. And what a run."

Did Coronavirus Affect The Series Finale?

Dean and Sam on a snowy day

Jensen Ackles as Dean and Jared Padalecki as Sam.

Photo Credit: Colin Bentley/The CW.

Executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb told PaleyFest New York they didn't "have to blow anything up" in terms of their original vision for how it all ends. Although the shots in the final episodes had to be tweaked based on how many "extras" could appear in each scene, the EPs call the final installment an "intimate episode, just about the guys."

Jared's Favorite Episode

Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean

Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean.

Photo Credit: Robert Falconer/The CW.

Padalecki's pick is one you haven't seen yet—the series finale. "I love all of my children equally, but this one is my favorite," he posted on social. With Episode 19 wrapping up a big chunk of the mythology (keep reading to find out more), executive producer Andrew Dabb told TV Line the finale is "more character-based and is more concerned with Sam, Dean, and this family they've built around them than it is with figuring out the Case of the Week." Ackles waxed poetic about the final shoot day: "Putting these brothers away, this is it … us standing on a bridge," he began, before EP Robert Singer and Padalecki shushed him for fear he would spill too much.

Jensen's Favorite Episode

A behind-the-scenes shot from the Baby-centric episode of Supernatural

Seen from the viewpoint of the Impala, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) go on a road trip to fight monsters and demons.

Photo Credit: Diyah Pera /The CW.

Given how much Dean loves his 1967 Chevy Impala, it's not really shocking that Ackles singles out the fan-favorite Season 11 episode "Baby"—told entirely from the car's perspective. TV Guide even wrote a love letter to the real star of Supernatural. "It was one of the coolest episodes we've ever done," Ackles told Rolling Stone. "I remember we had outfitted, like, eight cameras in and around and on the car, and then they just set us off. Jared and I were just—he hopped in and we just took off down the road. There was no camera operator, there's no grips, there's no electricians, there's no DP, no director, no script supervisor, no makeup, no nothing.... We were doing everything ourselves."

ICYMI: The Finale That Wasn't

\u200bJake Abel as Michael, Alexander Calvert as Jack, Jensen Ackles as Dean, and Jared Padalecki as Sam

Jake Abel as Michael, Alexander Calvert as Jack, Jensen Ackles as Dean, and Jared Padalecki as Sam.

Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss/The CW.

The penultimate episode, "Inherit the Earth," sure felt like a series finale. There was even a feels-inducing montage from the past 15 seasons at the end. In case you need a refresher before the actual finale, here's what went down:

After the rapture wipes everyone out (RIP Castiel), Sam and Dean are ready to throw in the towel, since there's literally no one left to save. The modern-day Cain and Abel agree to fulfill their destiny and take each other out if Chuck (Rob Benedict) brings everyone back to life. But because they wouldn't "take a knee," Chuck ain't having it: He wants to see the Winchesters suffer on a lifeless planet.

Enter some familiar faces—Michael (Jake Abel) and Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino)—who at first appear to be Team Winchester against God but instead double-cross them for a final showdown to be Daddy's favorite. Michael offs Lucifer (with an archangel blade); Chuck kills Michael, then sets his sights on Sam and Dean, pummeling them to a pulp. But Jack (Alexander Calvert) is able to absorb Chuck's power (he's essentially become a power vacuum since he blew up), snap his fingers to heal Dean and Sam, and turn Chuck into a powerless human!

Rather than kill Chuck once and for all, he's left to suffer a fate of growing old. "For the first time I have no idea what happens next," Chuck says in his last scene. Jack repopulates the world, and Sam and Dean have free will to do whatever it is they're going to do in the series-ender, "Carry On." Like Chuck, we have no idea what happens next!

Behind-The-Scenes Memories

Padalecki's favorite memory is a no-brainer: when he met and fell in love with his wife, Genevieve, in Season 4. "That season, for whatever reason, was magical all around," he adds. Ackles points to the last time they hit the stage at Hall H at 2019 Comic-Con. "There's something really special about that room and that crowd, the grandeur of it all," he says. "To just stand there and take that in is a pretty emotional moment I'll never forget."

Castiel himself, Misha Collins, will always remember the cast cutting up: "The hundreds of hours of WB money wasted on us laughing on set, enjoying the process, the friendship and camaraderie was deeply meaningful."

Ackles adds: "We wouldn't have made it 15 years without that."

Life After Supernatural

So, what's next for the Winchester Bros.? Padalecki will step into Chuck Norris' boots in a reboot of the '90s classic, Walker, Texas Ranger. In The CW's new series Walker (premiering Jan. 21), Padalecki stars as Cordell Walker, a widowed father of two who returns to Austin after being undercover for two years only to discover that there's harder work to be done at home.

Ackles will join Amazon's hit superhero saga The Boys (from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke) as not-so-good-guy Soldier Boy. And The CW CEO Mark Pedowitz hasn't shut the door on a potential Supernatural spinoff. "There's a lot of mythology," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "We're always open to carrying on the Supernatural universe, but it has to be connected to the Winchesters. I'm always open to ideas—and there are many things I can't discuss."

Don't miss the series finale of Supernatural, airing this Thursday, Nov. 19 at 9/8c on The CW. Stream free the next day only on The CW.

The two-hour event begins at 8/7c with "The Long Road Home"—a preview of the finale with the cast and crew.

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