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Titanium Warrior
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Icon 5 posted May 03, 2004 10:48      Profile for Titanium Warrior   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Barring the utter uselessness of TV at times.... I pose a question to all... what is your favorite final episode for a situation comedy, of all time.

My vote goes for two.... MASH and Mad about You.

I found Seinfeld so disappointing and I'm hoping that Friends doesn't disappoint. Although I've pretty much given up on most of TV these days.... I probably will bring myself to watch the final.

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quote:
Originally posted by Titanium Warrior:
Barring the utter uselessness of TV at times.... I pose a question to all... what is your favorite final episode for a situation comedy, of all time.
TiW

Blackadder
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Icon 1 posted May 03, 2004 11:03      Profile for Grey_girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There's also the last episode of the Drew Carey show to consider. That will air some time this summer see: CNN story... The TV show that's quietly going away. Drew Carey has been bounced around the schedule so much I thought it was already off the air, permanently. I used to like that show, and frankly, I work for a woman with the same fashion sense as Mimi.

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However, I pretty much gave up whatever faith I had in TV programming when the Fantasy Island remake starring Malcolm McDowell (positively wiggy... I'd love a DVD of this) and Cupid were cancelled. Anything edgy or intelligent, or worse, a combination of the two, doesn't last on American TV. The only bright spot I see is that they're making new episodes of Family Guy next year, due to astronomical DVD sales.
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quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
quote:
Originally posted by Titanium Warrior:
Barring the utter uselessness of TV at times.... I pose a question to all... what is your favorite final episode for a situation comedy, of all time.
TiW

Blackadder
Here here! Mind you, the first time I saw it I was mildly afronted - it can be a very cheap trick to ply folk with comedy for aeons, and then hit them with some tragedy, if used simply to amplify its significance. But, on repeat viewings I realised that this was anything but cheap - it couldn't legitimately have ended otherwise. Comedy for its own sake is pretty empty, and Blackadder was about something deeper than that - i.e., that history is to be learned from, and not treated trivially.

Someone famous (don't know who) once said: "Those who do not learn from History are condemned to repeat it."

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Icon 1 posted May 03, 2004 11:19      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not sure. Most of the things I watch aren't really sitcoms. As a matter of fact I don't have cable so there is never anything on TV to watch anyway. (At least with cable it would take me longer to figure that out. [Wink] ) I was very moved by the end of Babylon 5. I just watched it again a few days ago and I actually cried.

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Icon 1 posted May 03, 2004 12:45      Profile for Flashfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:

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However, I pretty much gave up whatever faith I had in TV programming when the Fantasy Island remake starring Malcolm McDowell (positively wiggy... I'd love a DVD of this) and Cupid were cancelled. Anything edgy or intelligent, or worse, a combination of the two, doesn't last on American TV. The only bright spot I see is that they're making new episodes of Family Guy next year, due to astronomical DVD sales.
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Maybe that'll work for Firefly, too. I hope so -- good sci-fi series are few and far between, and even though I don't generally like the "space western" concept, I liked Firefly. Maybe the networks will get a clue, and it'll be my generation's Star Trek.

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Icon 1 posted May 03, 2004 14:37      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
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I hope to god you are talking about the end of blackadder goes forth and not the terrible sell out millenium special. That was awful!
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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
[QB}I hope to god you are talking about the end of blackadder goes forth and not the terrible sell out millenium special. That was awful! [/QB]

Didnt you hear? It was decided that that episode should be erased from history *applies mind wipe*
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Seinfeld. Undoubtedly.

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Definitely Mary Tyler Moore. That was a classic ending-when they all shuffle out of the newsroom huddled together. I liked Mad About You's finale also, TiW, which alot of people didn't. It was very well-thought out.

Friends sucks this season, Roseanne took a great show and plummeted it down the toilet its last 2 seasons, and Frasier should have been put out of its misery years ago(what a once-brilliant show).

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