Best Series Finale Ever...

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    Feb 17, 2008 11:54 PM GMT
    My all-time's gotta be the ending of Six Feet Under...with the video montage of everyone's deaths, etc...great ending song...I cried (without sobs, of course) until my shirt was wet.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoHoxQTLcdE
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    Feb 18, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidMy all-time's gotta be the ending of Six Feet Under...with the video montage of everyone's deaths, etc...great ending song...I cried (without sobs, of course) until my shirt was wet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoHoxQTLcdE


    Very powerful finale.icon_cry.gif
    I watched the youtube link, never had a chance to see the series..I wish I had.
    WOW!...I need to do a Six Feet Under marathon some weekend.
    I can see why you were so moved. Many hugs....
    Thanks.
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    Feb 18, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    Hugs, Sporty!
  • Timbales

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    Feb 18, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    I think the Newhart finale was awesome.
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    Feb 18, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    Where he woke up in bed with Suzanne Pleschette? That was pretty awesome...made me laugh! Too bad she just died, did you hear?
  • Timbales

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    Feb 18, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    Yeah, it was sad. She was great in The Birds, too.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Feb 18, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    Newhart gets my vote.


  • irishkcguy

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    Feb 18, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    I am one of the few people who dug Larry David's wrap up for Seinfeld, but overall my favorite ending is the finale for Angel, which was much more satisfying than Buffy's despite its open-ended nature.


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    Feb 18, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    Drama - Six Feet Under
    Comedy - while the Bob Newhart finale was brilliant (I know people who were there when they taped it - no one had any idea of what they were about to do, and they did the setup in the dark - when the light came up, the audience at the studio completely flipped out!) I still go with the amazing ending of MTM - the image of the group hug moving across the stage for a tissue is indelible.
    Live Action/Reality/Talk - The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (yes, that's the full name) - Bette Midler - the only guest - giving Johnny a sendoff seranade like few have ever had....
    - here's a tidbit for you on that one - the sound man for Carson, one of the most highly honored in contemporary broadcast history, was a guy named Ron Estes (try Googling him sometime). He and his partner were close friends of mine for years until his death about 2 years ago. He had the foresight to do a stereo mixdown as well as a mono network feed for years before the network finally went stereo. You have him to thank for all those incredible Tonight Show soundtracks with all the greats performing.
  • irishkcguy

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    Feb 18, 2008 3:18 AM GMT
    PSJoey, the Bette Middler song (which was an incredible moment) was the night before Carson's last show. The last ep of MTM was great, with everybody but Ted Baxter getting fired. That was an interesting omen for where the news media would go.
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    Feb 18, 2008 3:18 AM GMT
    Irish - your comment about The Tonight Show is technically correct - the very last show was Carson alone, and taped in advance. Midler was on the last contemporaneously aired show.
  • irishkcguy

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    Feb 18, 2008 3:21 AM GMT
    PSJoey: did the last night of Carson go out live on the east coast?
  • NorthFl

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    Feb 18, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    When I read the title of this thread before opening it, Six Feet Under was the first to come to mind, can't think of a runner up
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    Feb 18, 2008 3:26 AM GMT
    The very last night - the solo show - was taped, I believe, about 1 week ahead of time. I wish I could ask for sure, but unfortunately Ron is no longer around to give me the details.

    I wish you guys could have been with me on the occasional afternoons at his house when he'd fire up reel-to-reel tapes of Sammy Davis Jr, or Cyndi Lauper, Ella Fitzgerald, or just about anyone you care to name, performing on the show. In those days, TV audio was nothing special - but in those tapes, even Davis singing "Candyman" was magic.

    Ron Estes -
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    Feb 18, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    When I saw the title of this forum, I thought, "Oh I must recommend 6 Feet Under!" It is by far the best ending ever. And that singer, Sia, has a new cd out, and it isn't too bad.

    Also, I loved the Arrested Development ending.
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    Feb 18, 2008 3:44 AM GMT
    Roseanne

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    Feb 18, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    Even though it wasn't intended as a series finale, "The Comeback" with Lisa Kudrow had a really satisfying finish.

    The "Three's Company" finale gets me misty every time when Jack, Janet and Terry leave the apartment for the last time.

    "Buffy" has to be a top contender for worst series finale of all time.
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    Feb 18, 2008 4:16 AM GMT
    I loved the Buffy finale. Great finish of a great show.
  • drakutis

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    Feb 18, 2008 4:21 AM GMT
    I was left wanting more from the Buffy finale also but still miss the show. Angel was much better in my opinion, and thanks for the clip of the ending.

    let's go the opposite way now. I just finished watching the "Knight Rider movie" on NBC and I thought it wasn't bad. The car is really nice although I'm not a Ford person.

    Any one else watch it and what are your thoughts?

    It was better than "Bionic Woman" I'll say that much!
  • irishkcguy

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    Feb 18, 2008 4:22 AM GMT
    Innerathlete: I agree with you about the Buffy finale. There were elements of it I liked, it was just disappointing. However, if the series would have ended after the 5th season, that would be the greatest series finale ever. Are you reading season 8?
  • drakutis

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    Feb 18, 2008 4:29 AM GMT
    I will never forget that episode, one of the best ever. I thought season 5 of Buffy was amazing!! And I cried when Joyce died, and when Anya gave her "I don't understand why she just can't get back in her body" speech. Very powerful episode.
  • irishkcguy

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    Feb 18, 2008 4:34 AM GMT
    Drakutis: I really hated Anya. I thought she was a cheap knockoff of Cordelia. And then she gave that speech: "And I was having fruit punch, and then I realized Joyce would never have and fruit punch ever again" and she melted my heart.
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    Feb 18, 2008 4:48 AM GMT
    irishkcguy saidDrakutis: I really hated Anya. I thought she was a cheap knockoff of Cordelia. And then she gave that speech: "And I was having fruit punch, and then I realized Joyce would never have and fruit punch ever again" and she melted my heart.


    That part really made me tear up!! After that she didn't seem annoying anymore. I was kind of upset that they killed her in the end. It was sort of cheap the way they did it from behind.
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    Feb 18, 2008 4:52 AM GMT
    Am I the only one that loved the "Friends" series finale???icon_redface.gif

    Also loved the finale of Six Feet Under and Rome (fine..Rome was a miniseries more that an full fledged show but still LOVED it)
  • drakutis

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    Feb 18, 2008 5:03 AM GMT
    I missed the "Six feet" finale and the "Queer as Folk" finale too! I think that if a show runs for a while and is not renewed, the fans are owed a finale.

    When "Star Trek Enterprise" went off, my favorite part was the end when they showed the three enterprises.