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Updated on Aug 24, 2020. Posted on Aug 21, 2020

16 TV Cameos That Were So Good They Were Worth Watching Over And Over

You: "Is something wrong with my TV, or is that...?!"

We recently did a couple posts (found here and here) where members of the BuzzFeed Community shared their favorite movie cameos of all time.

Disney

In the comments, people also shared the TV cameos they absolutely loved, so we rounded up the best of them here:

1. Taylor Swift as Elaine on New Girl

Fox

"Taylor Swift’s cameo caught me so off guard, I laughed for like 10 minutes!"

demigodapollocabin

2. Ricky Gervais as David Brent on The Office

NBC

"Ricky was the star and co-creator of the original The Office in the U.K. so it was great to have him run into Michael Scott on an elevator and ask if there were any available jobs at Dunder Mifflin."

sailinggod_2629

3. Stephen King as Bachman the cleaner on Sons of Anarchy

FX

"Stephen King fans know that 'Bachman' is the pen name he often uses. I still love that shoutout!"

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4. Britney Spears as herself on Sabrina the Teenage Witch

ABC/WB

5. Rob Thomas and Sinbad as themselves on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

FX

"Sinbad and Rob Thomas showed up in a rehab psych ward with Dennis in Season 4. 'You know who that is? That's Rob Thomas — Matchbox Twenty.' So random."

ladyderpy

6. Judge Judy as herself on Saturday Night Live

NBC

"Judge Judy showing up in a sketch about her show 😁👍💯"

asberrytimothy937

7. Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan as themselves on Phineas and Ferb

Disney / ABC

"If we wanna talk TV cameos, then we best be talking about Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan in Phineas and Ferb."

jdclem630

8. Kelly Ripa as herself on Broad City

A drunk Kelly Ripa pours wine on Broad City
Comedy Central

"Kelly Ripa when she does psychedelics and orders male escorts. She's so good at making fun of herself and how she's perceived!"

faggucci

9. Wil Wheaton as the "The End Is Near" guy in Supergirl at the beginning of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.

Will Wheaton holding a sing reading "Prepare to meet thy doom the end of the world is nigh"
The WB

"Let's face it — all of the cameos from previous and current DC shows that were sprinkled throughout this were great."

madelynlewisml

10. Conan O'Brien as himself on The Office

NBC

"Michael was in New York City and thought he saw Tina Fey, and while he’s chasing after the woman who isn’t actually Tina, Conan walks right past him! It kills me."

annabelstyles

"I love that cameo! Michael missing a real celebrity sighting is so on point."

pepperopigeon

11. Joel McHale as Hemorrhage on Rick and Morty

Cartoon Network

"Although he's not the only Community member to be featured on the show ('Now make them all make fun of the blonde one.'), he is sexy and, without taking off his helmet, his character in the show was too."

ladyderpy

12. Stevie Wonder as himself on The Cosby Show

13. Nathan Fillion as himself on The Big Bang Theory

CBS

"This was a total surprise, and I was even sad that Sheldon didn't get to meet his Firefly hero."

nityathirumalai

14. Shawn Mendes as Macallan on The 100

The CW

"Shawn shows up only to be beaten to a pulp by the scrawniest guy on the show (all my love to Jasper, but even Monty would’ve made more sense)."

kitfaced

15. Joe Biden and Michelle Obama as themselves on Parks and Recreation

NBC

"So many good cameos on that show!"

emmakgoldstein

16. And Drew Carey as Ted (the head of Jeff's former law firm) on Community

Drew Carey holds a martini in one hand while his other hand has a hole in it
NBC

"Drew Carey’s cameo as Jeff’s old boss with a hole in his hand was weird and great!"

lea18

Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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