If Famous Paintings Guest Starred On TV Shows

Special appearances by Renaissance babies and impressionist ladies.

Monet’s “Woman With a Parasol” on Friends

"Monet's

In this episode: A mysterious woman with an umbrella shows up at Central Perk. Chandler decides she is his dream girl. Flustered, he ruins his chances by pretending he cannot speak English for no apparent reason.

NBC

Degas’ ballerinas on So You Think You Can Dance

"Degas'

In this episode: Dancers receive low marks from Jason Derulo and Paula Abdul for their hip hop-inspired ballet, saying they’re just “not street enough.”

Fox

Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring” on Girls

"Vermeer's

In this episode: The group’s friend from college returns from her year abroad in Paris, and they now find her seemingly too perfect… until she gets beyond wasted during a dumpster-diving party in Bushwick.

HBO

Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini portrait on Teen Mom

"Jan

In this episode: Renaissance teen is pregnant. Literally no one understands what the big deal is.

MTV


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