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2012-05-21 03:12:07 PM  
4 votes:
Wow, Perfect Strangers' finale didn't make the list?

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One of the most poignant, touching moment on television, while being one of the most culturally groundbreaking... when Balki admits he isn't really Larry's cousin, and while it all started as a con, he secretly had fallen in love with Larry, then Larry admits he knew for a long time, but he, too, had fallen madly in love with Balki. The touching wedding scene capped off with the two embraced in a deep tongue kiss, fading to black.

/Might have been a hallucination.
2012-05-21 06:40:03 PM  
3 votes:
What about long-ago or older season finales?

The Dick Van Dyke Show: Mary ends up in jail for murdering a cashier at the local supermarket over an argument about an expired coupon and Dick is now free to finally take unicycling lessons without her harping on about the dangers of single-wheeled vehicles.

Masterpiece Theater: A lingerie-clad Alistair Cooke stares into the camera for 20 minutes, mooing softly.

Flipper: Flipper encounters Japanese whalers. 'nuff said. /wipes away tear

Joanie Loves Chachi: Turns out it was only temporary infatuation.

The Munsters: Find oil on thier land and move to Beverly - Hills, that is.

The Beverly Hillbillies: Jethro's gambling problem, Ellie May's alcoholism and Grannie's "incidents" with several young neighborhood boys get them all run out of the Hills. They end up living in a creepier part of town, at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

Lassie: Lassie encounters Japanese whalers. 'nuff said. /wipes away tear

Sesame Street: Bert becomes The Christ and ascends into Heaven as a cleansing fire turns the "Street" to ashes, partly because of Big Bird's betrayal of Bert and partly because of Ernie's constant heretical mocking.

Hill Street Blues: The camera zooms back to show the main characters sitting in a circle in the briefing room, laughing and throwing garbage at an autistic boy.

Gilligan's Island: Never went off the air (in my world).
2012-05-21 01:16:18 PM  
2 votes:

KellyX: Shield - The ending was good, but holy shiat, you felt so bad for Vic... that was his version of hell.

Battlestar Galatica - Hated that ending, seemed so retarded. Somehow this advanced space faring race decides to put all technology aside and live like cavemen? telephone sanitizers. Bullshiat!

2012-05-21 09:39:30 AM  
2 votes:
As long as they don't screw up #1 I don't care if .... ok, they got it right. Carry on

/about fell out of my chair when it aired
2012-05-21 04:09:57 PM  
1 vote:

LesserEvil: Wow, Perfect Strangers' finale didn't make the list?

Well of course not, don't be ridiculous.
2012-05-21 03:57:25 PM  
1 vote:

Lernaeus: /not sure how to deal with house
//haven't enjoyed the last 2 seasons much
///should've ended along with cuttroat biatch

Well, since he's supposed to be the modern Sherlock Holmes, he should meet his end while battling Lupus over a waterfall...
2012-05-21 03:43:04 PM  
1 vote:

Sybarite: The finale of Seinfeld was mostly a lame clip show. Larry David could have done something groundbreaking, but opted instead for a boring and unfunny retrospective. The only two series that have ever had a good clip show are South Park and Community.

The Seinfeld finale was good. They all got ice cream. Now that's what I call a sticky situation.
2012-05-21 01:41:35 PM  
1 vote:
"You really should wear more sweaters"
That is all
2012-05-21 12:49:04 PM  
1 vote:

MorganFreeman: Invisible Pedestrian: MorganFreeman: Breaking Bad. It hasn't aired yet, but I'm confident it will crush pretty much all of these.

But not the Newhart one. Unless Walter wakes up in bed with Lois.

/hope they'll do something like that for a gag reel...

That would be awesome.

Walt was shot by Jessie in the pilot and has been dying the whole time.
2012-05-21 12:31:46 PM  
1 vote:
Lol, Seinfeld and Galactica on there.

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2012-05-21 12:17:09 PM  
1 vote:
I watched the first four episodes of "Girls" on HBO. It could be the greatest show of all time if and ONLY if all four main characters are horribly murdered in the last episode. That would be the best series finale ever. Also No KOTH?
2012-05-21 11:48:11 AM  
1 vote:
Aniston's outfit alone made the Friends finale worthwhile.


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2012-05-21 10:43:54 AM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Seinfeld? Really?

yes. it's brilliant. jerry and the gang were awful, self-absorbed people. their trial and subsequent imprisonment for being awful, self-absorbed people was absolutely gloriously hilarious.

but newhart's finale is absolutely unsurpassable.
2012-05-21 09:50:15 AM  
1 vote:
Deep Space Nine had a pretty good finale too. But I gues TNG's was better.
2012-05-21 09:44:03 AM  
1 vote:
Fail for not having M*A*S*H at #1. And I still get chills just thinking about the St. Elsewhere finale. Cheers finale was better after the actual episode, when they were all hammered and went on Leno.
2012-05-21 09:26:04 AM  
1 vote:

Rincewind53: I like how subby doesn't know the difference between a series finale and a season finale.

To be fair, he's not the only one...

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