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2 Days 'til Emmy Awards: Fantasy Mash-Ups

Before we hit the Emmy Awards one last group poll. I asked friends which Emmy nominated TV characters mix and matched from different series would they love to see paired up? 

True Sherlock: His Last Vow

Michael: I would mash up Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock with McConaughey's Rust. Sherlock would've knocked out that Yellow King business out in 20 minutes leaving the rest of the season for them to get drunk and philosophize.

DennySheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory) and Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba on Orange is the New Black) are served a pie. Hilarity ensues. Or: Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) gets sent to Litchfield prison and insults Red's (Kate Mulgrew) cooking on her first day. Delicious scheming and sassy put-downs ensue. And I really want to see Allison Janney and Julie Bowen's characters from Mom and Modern Family get drinks together, just because.

Andrew:  I'd like to see Claire Danes throwdown with any of the women on Orange is the New Black. Even though Homeland is supposed to be passe now, Claire continues to dig deeper with Carrie so why not up the ante by having her imprisioned? 

Tyrion & Claire in "House of Thrones"

Joe ReidOkay, well for starters, Claire Underwood would be the best thing that ever happened to Tyrion Lannister, and it would lead to possibly the greatest showdown on TV ever the next time Cersei tried to cross the happy couple.

Meanwhile, I keep trying in vain to find someone good enough for Veep's Amy Brookheimer, who would simultaneously not get chewed up and spit out by her ambitions/schedule. I finally settled on The Good Wife's Will Gardner, except ... well ... sigh.

Matthew Rettenmund:: Definitely Selina Meyer from Veep and Nicky Nichols from Orange is the New Black. I think Selina is a power lesbian waiting to happen—that haircut was more of a declaration than Ellen's "Yep, I'm gay!" NEWSWEEK cover—and Nicky knows how to pick the lock on a closet.

Jose SolisCarrie Mathison and Dr. William Masters. If poor Virginia drives him crazy, wait until he has to deal with Temple Grandin...

Mark BlankenshipCapt. Holt (Andre Braugher) from Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) from Game of Thrones would be perfect as a mismatched pair of private investigators in small New England town.

Anne Marie:  I want to see Lady Olenna and the Dowager Countess sit down to a meal with Red. They can serve prison chicken, tea, and barbed one-liners to each other.

Abstew: Allison Janney in Mom and Allison Janney from  Masters of Sex. Who wouldn't want an Allison Janney acting showdown? And since these characters are polar opposites, they could teach each other what the other is missing. Bonnie can tell Margaret about orgasms and Margaret can give Bonnie some class. 

You know you want to play in the comments and tell us which one of these impossible pairings is the one for you. Or create your own if none of these would win your greenlight.

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They're not Emmy-nominated (fingers crossed for next year) but I think Natalie Figueroa and Saul Goodman could make beautiful, corrupt music together.

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W

Anne Marie gets my vote, only if we can add Joan Holloway to the mix.

But I love Abstew, Joe and Mark's choices as well.

My own personal pick: get The Good Wife's Kalinda Shoarma and Ron Swanson or Donna from Parks and Recreation together for a weekly drink or something like that.

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

I am torn between Anne Marie's great trio with brio (Dowager Countess, Lady Oleanna & Red) and Denny's power clash between Cersei Lannister & Red.
With the trio I think think thay would be an interesting gardening club, but I wouldn't eat anything Lady Oleanna grows...

My suggestion would be for Benedict Cumberbatch to join The Good Wife, and get together with Archie Punjabi and they could detect together. But Kalinda does the driving.

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Another idea: can we pair Don Draper and Nurse Jackie's Zooey and see how long can one of them stand the other? That'd be fun. Or then pair up Don and Jackie on their road to mutual sobriety. Which would involve a lot of sex and drugs and booze, I imagine.

Or Akalitus and The Good Wife's Diane Lockhart? Those two would definitely get along.

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

Abstew's pairing is nuts and fabulous and I totally support it.

P.S. We're not getting much Janney but the 2nd season of Masters is so interesting right now!

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Betty Draper in the sex study of Masters of Sex, paired with Teddy Sears.

Ethan (Masters of Sex) and James Wolk (Mad Men).

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) becomes a new client of Florrick Agos (after having everyone killed in the capital) and Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and Diane Lockart (Christine Baranski) have to try and keep her out of jail. Cersei, will undoubtedly begin simultaneous affairs with both Kalinda and Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker).

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

Jesse Pinkman and Joan Harris. Picture it.

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Papa Pope and Cersei Lannister as they could rule the world together.

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEoin Daly

Daenerys Targarean and the Cast of Downtown Abbey - I would like to see what the Mother of Dragons and her brood could do with the Dontown Landscape. No more uppity footmen at the very least. I also think she would help Lady Edith enormously.

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermatt

Love to see Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope hang out with either Veeps turned Prez, Myer or Underwood. I think both meetings would be fantastic.

But Abstew's double Janney suggestion was something I thought of the past season. So yeah, that!

August 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I need Nicky from Orange is the New Black to teach Margaret Scully from Masters of Sex the joys of multiple orgasm and bean-flicking.

August 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Lipp

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